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About jamesbradfordpate

My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.

Church Write-Up: Mark 9-10 and Becoming Like a Child

My church resumed its Wednesday Bible study, after a three month hiatus. It will not meet next week, though, since the pastor will be at a funeral. The pastor talked about Mark 9-10. He was arguing that the pericopes in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Basic Economics (1)

Originally posted on Edge Induced Cohesion:
Basic Economics:  A Common Sense Guide To The Economy, by Thomas Sowell This is the second edition of this particular book I have read.  The first edition was a modest sized book of about…

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Book Review: Basic Economics

Originally posted on Edge Induced Cohesion:
Basic Economics:  A Citizen’s Guide To The Economy, by Thomas Sowell Economics is one of those subjects that does not always strike readers as a very fascinating one, but this book manages to do…

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Book Write-Up: Trinity without Hierarchy

Michael F. Bird and Scott Harrower. Trinity without Hierarchy: Reclaiming Nicene Orthodoxy in Evangelical Theology. Kregel Academic, 2019. See here to purchase the book. This book attempts to refute the view that God the Son has been eternally subordinate to … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: God’s Persistent Love; Immediately After Death

Here are some items from church last Sunday: A. The theme of the service was God’s persistent love. The main text was Luke 15:1-10. The Pharisees are criticizing Jesus for receiving sinners and eating with them, so Jesus tells them … Continue reading

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A Brief Review of “Safe People” by Cloud and Townsend

Originally posted on Morgan Trotter:
I just finished reading the book “Safe People” by Henry Cloud and John Townsend (the same authors who wrote “Boundaries”) and thought I would share a brief review. I confess the title led me to…

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Book Write-Up: The Transparent Cabal, by Stephen J. Sniegoski

Stephen J. Sniegoski. The Transparent Cabal: The Neoconservative Agenda, War in the Middle East, and the National Interest of Israel. Enigma, 2008. See here to purchase the book. Stephen J. Sniegoski has a doctorate from the University of Maryland and … Continue reading

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