Monthly Archives: October 2014

How Many Times Must I Forgive?

Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times? Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.”  Matthew 18:21-22 Is there a limit to forgiveness? Seems like that […]

Canon Revisited (Book Review)

Introduction Michael J. Kruger, professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary, has produced a volume entitled Canon Revisited: Establishing the Origins and Authority of the New Testament Books. The book divides into two parts. In part number one Kruger spends the first two chapters interacting with the prevailing models of Canonicity in the Christian […]

The Preaching of John Broadus in Light of Biblical Theology

Introduction: The Life of John Broadus (1827-1895) While the prince of preachers was proclaiming the gospel in London (Charles Spurgeon) there was another prince busy expounding Scripture in the village churches of Virginia and Kentucky. His name was John Broadus – preacher, teacher, and confederate army chaplain. In 1859 he was instrumental in the founding of […]

The Bible Made Impossible (Book Review)

Introduction Christian Smith, professor of Sociology at the University of Norte Dame, has written a book entitled The Bible Made Impossible: Why Biblicism Is Not a Truly Evangelical Reading of Scripture. The book divides into two parts. In part number one, Smith defines his use of the term Biblicism and explains why its goals and […]

Never Forget How To Dance

I Samuel 18:6-9 As they were coming home, when David returned from striking down the Philistine, the women came out of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul, with tambourines, with songs of joy, and with musical instruments. And the women sang to one another as they celebrated, “Saul has […]

Misquoting Jesus (Book Review)

Bart Ehrman, chairman of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, has authored this book as both an introduction to the field of New Testament Textual Criticism and a critique of ancient scribal practices. In this book, Ehrman has provided the reader with a brief and handy overview of the history of textual transmission […]

My Name is Asher Lev (Book Review)

This is the second book I’ve read by Chaim Potok. He is quite the author. His books read so realistically that you actually feel like you know the people he’s writing about and are seeing their lives play out in real time. Truly an amazing gift. And his stories are profound. They are both intellectually […]

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