Tag Archives: Religion

Mark’s Distinct Voice, and the Good News (Extremely Scattered Ramblings)

At church this morning, the pastor preached about Mark 1:9-15.  Allow me to post this passage in the King James Version (which is in the public domain): 9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: All Things New, by Lynn Austin

Lynn Austin.  All Things New.  Minneapolis: Bethany House, 2012. I read Lynn Austin’s trilogy about the American Civil War, so I decided also to read her book about the Reconstruction Period.  This book is All Things New.  There are a … Continue reading

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Ramblings on The Devil’s Advocate and Demons Being Unafraid of the Bible

I watched the 1997 movie, The Devil’s Advocate, on Saturday night.  In this movie, Keanu Reeves plays a hot-shot lawyer, Kevin Lomax, who moves from Florida with his wife to work at a New York City law firm.  The head … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Religion in the Secular City, by Harvey Cox

Harvey Cox.  Religion in the Secular City: Toward a Postmodern Theology.  New York: Simon and Schuster, 1984. In Religion in the Secular City, theologian Harvey Cox critiques modernity and reflects on the future of religion.  He looks closely at religious … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Canon and Community, by James Sanders

James A. Sanders.  Canon and Community: A Guide to Canonical Criticism.  Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1984. I stumbled upon this book when I went home over a year ago for my sister’s wedding.  I was looking through the closet of my … Continue reading

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Mary, Martha, and the Bible

My church had some interesting discussions last night at our Bible study.  We’re still going through our study on the Gospel of Luke.  I’ll use as my starting-point a question on page 35 of the curriculum that we are using, … Continue reading

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Gabriel Vahanian’s The Death of God

I’ve decided to get back into reading about religious studies and theology.  It’s not that I ever stopped doing that, per se, but I’ve been reading materials for my dissertation.  I’d like to expand my knowledge about religious studies and … Continue reading

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