Monthly Archives: May 2015

Trinity Sunday— Athanasian Creed

Trinity Sunday and Athanasian Creed This Sunday is Trinity Sunday in the liturgical calendar. For most Christians who follow such a calendar, it means that we speak together the Athanasian Creed. For some that might conjure images of drudgery, reciting … Continue reading

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Book Review: On Edge

Kansiewicz, Kristen, On Edge: Mental Illness in the Christian Context. 2014 [Note: This is the longest book review I have written, but the topics are critical and the discussion is important for the church.] If someone is looking for the … Continue reading

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Evangelism Study Bible — not

This Bible is of mixed value. I had high expectations, but was disappointed with the result. There are some very good things, and then there are some serious concerns. Good: Design One of the best features: the footnotes. Sadly many … Continue reading

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Ex. 14 and ESV

In my daily reading (today Exodus 13-14, using ESV), I came upon an unusual rendering in two places in Exodus 14. And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and he will pursue them, and I will get glory over Pharaoh and … Continue reading

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Bible teaching and method

In Sunday morning Bible study we have been studying The Gospel According to Matthew. Since September 2011. We finally reached Matthew 26 two weeks ago!! A week ago Sunday as an introduction to chapters 26:2-28:20, I showed several connections in the … Continue reading

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