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Purification of Body and Soul

On page 287 of Verus Israel (translated into the English by H. McKeating), Marcel Simon talks about how ancient Christians distinguished Jewish baptism from Christian baptism: “Sometime when they use the word baptism they are thinking of the regular ablutions, … Continue reading

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Review of the Apologetics of West and Littleton (and Rogers)

I’ve said a couple of times that I would do a write-up about the Christian apologetic works of Gilbert West and George Littleton (see my posts here and here).  Gilbert West was an eighteenth century thinker who attempted to disprove … Continue reading

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The Chronicler’s God: A Loving Father?

At church this morning, the pastor was preaching about the Lord’s prayer.  He noted that it starts with “Our Father.”  The pastor talked about how our image of God will influence how we interact with God.  If we see God … Continue reading

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The Church Picnic, Jeremiah 29:11, and the Dash

At church today, we had our annual church picnic.  We went to a park, had a church service there, and then ate, fellowshipped, and did a water-balloon toss.  My partner for the water-balloon toss and I did better this year … Continue reading

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Entering the Circle

I have two items for my blog post on this morning’s church service that I attended. 1.  The pastor told us the story of Gilbert West and George Littleton.  These two men were thinkers during the eighteenth century, and they … Continue reading

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Applying Luke 7 (Jesus Raising the Widow’s Son from the Dead)

At church this morning, the pastor was preaching about a story in Luke 7, in which Jesus raises from the dead a widow’s only son, who died at a young age.  This story has troubled me somewhat.  V 13 says … Continue reading

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Jesus Loves Introverts, Too

For its Bible study, my church is still going through John’s Gospel: Wisdom from Ephesus, with Michael Card. I appreciated Michael Card’s depiction of John as someone who was quiet and liked to stay in the background, whereas Peter was … Continue reading

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