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Book Write-Up: Achaia, by Ronald Beckham

Ronald Beckham.  Achaia: The Days of Noah.  WestBow Press, 2016.  See here to buy the book. Achaia is largely set in antediluvian times, but it ends with the Flood.  Ronald Beckham depicts the antediluvian period as one of technological advancement.  … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: The Imperfect and the Stunted

I have two items for my Church Write-Up this week. A.  Last Sunday, I visited a Missouri Synod Lutheran church.  The theme of the service was lament.  Preaching about Psalm 31:9-16, the pastor said that the Psalmist offers to God … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Resurrection Fact

John J. Bombaro and Adam S. Francisco.  The Resurrection Fact: Responding to Modern Critics.  New Reformation Publications, 2016.  See here to purchase the book. Allow me to quote the description of the book on Amazon, before I offer my thoughts … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Hum of Angels, by Scot McKnight

Scot McKnight.  The Hum of Angels: Listening for the Messengers of God Around Us.  WaterBrook, 2017.  See here to purchase the book. Scot McKnight teaches New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, Illinois. Here are some of my thoughts about … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Ripping Out Sins

Last Sunday, I visited what I call the “Word of Faith” church.  The label fits in some areas but not in others, but I don’t want to identify the church by name, so that is the label that I will … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Sinai and the Saints

James M. Todd III.  Sinai and the Saints: Reading Old Covenant Laws for the New Covenant Community.  Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2017.  See here to purchase the book. Are Christians obligated to obey the laws that God gave to Moses … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Faith in the Face of Empire, by Mitri Raheb

Mitri Raheb.  Faith in the Face of Empire: The Bible through Palestinian Eyes.  Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2014.  See here to purchase the book. Mitri Raheb is a Lutheran pastor in Bethlehem.  He was born in Bethlehem to a family … Continue reading

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