Category Archives: Job

Does God’s Knowledge Mean God’s Justice?

Is God right just because God knows more than we do?  That question entered my mind years ago when I was reading the Book of Job in the Bible.  And it entered my mind recently when I was going through … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: How to Read Job

John H. Walton and Tremper Longman III.  How to Read Job.  Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2015.  See here to buy the book. John H. Walton and Tremper Longman III are prolific scholars of the Hebrew Bible.  They are also evangelical … Continue reading

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The Dialogues in the Testament of Job

I recently read the Testament of Job. In my Charlesworth Pseudepigrapha, the Testament of Job is dated from the first century B.C.E. to the first century C.E. I first heard of the Testament of Job when I was an undergraduate. … Continue reading

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Julie Nixon Eisenhower’s Pat Nixon: The Untold Story 1

I started Julie Nixon Eisenhower’s Pat Nixon: The Untold Story.  Julie was the youngest daughter of Richard and Pat Nixon. What I’ll do in this post is quote a passage of the book that stood out to me, and then … Continue reading

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Aaron Jastrow’s Sermon

I finished Herman Wouk’s The Language God Talks: On Science and Religion. At the end of the book, Wouk quotes the sermon of Professor Aaron Jastrow, who was a character in Wouk’s book, War and Remembrance.  As I read the … Continue reading

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A Tiny Speck in a Vast Universe

For my write-up today on Herman Wouk’s The Language God Talks: On Science and Religion, I’d like to feature Wouk’s quotation of theoretical physicist Richard Feynman on page 65.  Feynman states: “It doesn’t seem to me that this fantastically marvelous … Continue reading

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Letchworth State Park

I didn’t go to church this morning because I took a little trip with my brother (who is visiting), my Mom, and my Mom’s husband to Letchworth State Park.  In addition to having a waterfall and a dam, this park … Continue reading

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Job’s Growth

I finished Kathryn Schifferdecker’s Out of the Whirlwind: Creation Theology in the Book of Job.  In this post, I’ll use as my starting-point something that Schifferdecker says on page 125: “…according to the divine speeches, the order God establishes in … Continue reading

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There’s More Out There Than Human Beings!

I started Kathryn Schifferdecker’s Out of the Whirlwind: Creation Theology in the Book of Job. Schifferdecker is addressing the question of how the divine speeches in the Book of Job relate to other elements of the book, such as the … Continue reading

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My Sermon, the Book of Job, and the Rest of This Morning’s Service

I did my sermon this morning!  As I preached my sermon and looked at my audience, I couldn’t exactly tell if they liked or disliked my message.  But I got some good feedback after the service, and my pastor asked … Continue reading

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