Category Archives: Religion

The Power of First Impressions

Last night I settled in for some reading. It was finally time to make some headway on my “Justin Martyr’s Exegesis of the Old Testament” paper. I was reading through the usual background sources when I came to Roger Olson’s The … Continue reading

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Home- Marilynne Robinson

I have been on a bit of a fiction roll this past week.  I just recently finished reading Marilynne Robinson’s novel, Home.  This novel runs alongside her previous novel Gilead.  James Wood, in his review of the book, writes, “Home … Continue reading

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As One Devil to Another: A Review & Contest Winner

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher, Tyndale. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. As One Devil to Another is a series of correspondences … Continue reading

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Feuerbach on the Providence of God

I found this quote to be both insightful and incisive : Creation out of nothing, as identical with miracle, is one with Providence; for the idea of Providence–originally, in its true religious significance, in which it is not yet infringed … Continue reading

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The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner’s Semster at America’s Holiest University

The other day I finished reading/listening to Gilead.  I perused Audible’s Semi-Annual sale list in hopes of finding a new and cheap read.  I found Kevin Roose’s book, “The Unlikely Disciple.”  The book’s cover and its title were, at first, a … Continue reading

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G.K. Beale: Storyline of the Testaments

I just came across this excellent quote from Beale in “A New Testament Biblical Theology.”  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. The storyline proposed above is my attempt to do this respectively for the OT and … Continue reading

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An Engrained Tendency

I have an iPad. I also have Accordance for the iPad. This combination for biblical studies is a force to be reckoned with. Currently I carry the following around with me virtually everywhere I go: KJVA, ESV, NET, NIV, ASV, … Continue reading

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On America and the Church

I couldn’t have said it better than Adam Parker over at Bring the Books.  Here’s a quote from his article entitled, “If I Were the Devil…,” to whet your appetite: I can think of someone I would attack if I … Continue reading

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An Ever-Evolving Concept of God?

I came across this quote in Spong’s, Why Christianity Must Change or Die: “Karen Armstrong, in her insightful book A History of God, has demonstrated that Jews, Christians and Muslins were all at one time accused of being atheists when … Continue reading

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