Category Archives: Family

Finishing the Bible Study on Romans

My church finished its Bible study about Paul’s Epistle to the Romans last night!  We were going through Romans: The Letter That Changed the World, with Mart De Haan & Jimmy DeYoung. This will be a brief post, since I’m … Continue reading

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The Different Tithing Laws in the Torah

I’m going through the Book of Deuteronomy for my daily quiet time, and what I would like to talk about in this post is the different laws on tithing in Numbers 18 and Deuteronomy.  Biblical scholars have discussed this issue … Continue reading

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RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon, Volume 1

I’m actually writing this post on February 26, 2013.  I’ve just returned from Indiana, where I was attending my sister’s wedding and visiting with family.  The Internet connection was not that good where I was staying (most of the time) … Continue reading

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Accountability, Seeing Miracles, and the Israelites in the Wilderness

As I’ve done my daily quiet time in the Book of Deuteronomy, I’ve thought about a view that one of my relatives has.  According to my relative, people in this day and age can be saved, but they cannot be … Continue reading

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James H. Job, Sr.: I Can’t Help It: Do We Do What We Must Do?

I was in Indiana from February 16-25, attending my sister’s wedding and visiting with family.  I stayed for some time at my Grandpa and Grandma’s house.  For years at that house, I’ve noticed a pamphlet on one of the shelves.  … Continue reading

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Going Out on Your Own

I recently read Numbers 32, in which the tribes of Reuben and Gad prefer to settle in the Transjordan rather than the land of Canaan.  They agree, however, to assist the rest of Israel in conquering Canaan. The first time … Continue reading

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The Law As a Mirror

My church for its Bible Study is going through Romans: The Letter That Changed the World, with Mart De Haan and Jimmy DeYoung.  I got to attend last night, but I won’t be able to attend next week because I’ll … Continue reading

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Can Religious Truth-Claims Be Verified?

I finished Paul Knitter’s No Other Name?  A Critical Survey of Christian Attitudes Toward the World Religions.  In this post, I’ll use as my starting-point something that Knitter says on page 269: “[Alan Race and I] both agree that religious … Continue reading

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Jonathan Edwards (and the Puritans) in High School

As my readers know, I finished George Marsden’s excellent biography of Jonathan Edwards.  In this post, I’ll talk about some of my experiences with Jonathan Edwards’ works, particularly when I was in high school. If my memory is correct, I … Continue reading

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Edwards’ Personality and Beliefs about Slavery and the Millennium

I have two items for my write-up today on George Marsden’s Jonathan Edwards: A Life. 1.  On page 255, Marsden says the following about people’s reactions to Jonathan Edwards’ personality: “”While opponents found [Edwards’] scrupulousness cold and lacking in charity, … Continue reading

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