Category Archives: Bible

Death and Eternity

I’m wrapping up a series on what I call “universal human longings.” This one, based on the Bible passage in the book of Romans 8:18-39, I’ve saved for last because, more than any of the others, it makes the transition … Continue reading

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Refuting Compromise (Book Review)

“Let’s boxers fight in their weight class.”  That’s what I often want to tell folks who are studying a topic.  In order to maintain a fair argument, and not grant an unequal advantage to one side, it is so important … Continue reading

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Justice and Judgment

The book of Job is deep, profound, and therefore notoriously difficult to nail down all the questions it raises. But it’s not hard to follow the basic flow. Essentially this very ancient book explores the mystery of why the righteous … Continue reading

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The Message of Galatians (Book Review)

Man, is it ever true!  You can’t judge a book by its cover.  Another truism: wonderful books are finally being adorned—at least occasionally—with appealing cover designs they so often deserve.  Back in the day many books looked so blah.  And … Continue reading

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Galatians For You (Book Review)

What’s your favorite book of the Bible?  To some, that might seem an odd question.  For me, I’ve always said Galatians.  Ever since my late teens, when the church my family attended spent considerable time preaching and studying this earliest … Continue reading

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Peace and Human Flourishing

How would you define the word “peace”? When most people think of peace, the first idea that comes to mind is the opposite of war—the absence of fighting. In other words, peace is for many a negation—a lack of something … Continue reading

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Praying the Bible (Book Review)

Prayer is like rowing.  It’s hard, tedious work.  And you don’t feel like you’re going anywhere if you don’t do it consistently.  Even so, there is a definite benefit to it.  Sometimes it’s even enjoyable.  But when the wind catches … Continue reading

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