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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.

Book Write-Up: The Great Deformation, by David A. Stockman

David A. Stockman. The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America. PublicAffairs, 2013. See here to purchase the book. David Stockman has served as a congressman, President Ronald Reagan’s budget director, and a private equity investor. While people with … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: In the Footsteps of Faith, by John F. MacArthur

John F. MacArthur. In the Footsteps of Faith: Lessons from the Lives of Great Men and Women of the Bible. Crossway, 1998. See here to buy the book. In this book, John MacArthur talks about fourteen biblical figures. They include … Continue reading

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Defiant Tucker Defends His Discussion Of Demographic Change, Exposes ADL Hypocrisy

“Tucker’s bravest moment of the segment was challenging the Anti-Defamation League. The ADL called for his firing for criticizing demographic replacement. The Fox News host read on air an ADL post that criticized demographic replacement… in Israel. ‘It is unrealistic … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Problem of the Old Testament, by Duane A. Garrett

Duane A. Garrett. The Problem of the Old Testament: Hermeneutical, Schematic and Theological Approaches. IVP Academic, 2020. Go here to purchase the book. Duane A. Garrett is professor of Old Testament interpretation and biblical theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. … Continue reading

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Asia Times: Life After Death for the Neoconservatives

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Progressive Critique of Leftist Cancel Culture and Censorship of “Non-Woke” Ideas

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‘Diversity Training’ Doesn’t Work. This Might.

“One need not, for instance, internalize left-progressive views on inequality and identity issues in order to effectively collaborate with a colleague on a project (not the least because colleagues who are minorities or immigrants often won’t subscribe to such views … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Julian of Eclanum’s Commentaries on Job, Hosea, Joel, and Amos

Julian of Eclanum. Ancient Christian Texts: Commentaries on Job, Hosea, Joel, and Amos. Translated and edited by Thomas P. Scheck. IVP, 2021. Go here to purchase the book. Julian of Eclanum was the bishop of Eclanum in Italy. He lived … Continue reading

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Colossians Conundra, Jesus as God of the OT, Paul’s “Works of the Law” in the Perspective of Second-Century Reception

Some items from church this morning, followed by a book write-up. I will also include elements of the past two Sundays at church in this post. A. The Sunday school class is continuing its way through Colossians. Here are three … Continue reading

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Colossians and Gnosticism, Talents as Forgiveness, Rebels and Exiles, Resurrecting Justice

My church write-up, followed by two book write-ups: A. The Bible study is continuing its way through Colossians. On Sunday, the pastor talked about Gnosticism, since Paul in Colossians is probably fighting a proto-Gnostic Christian heresy. The Gnostics believed that … Continue reading

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