Category Archives: Hermeneutics

Ancient Christian Devotional – B (Book Review)

Every year I try to read a “devotional” book and a book that takes me back in Christian history.  And when I say “back” I mean “waaay back,” like back to the first few centuries after the apostles.  This period … Continue reading

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A Biblical Case for an Old Earth (Book Review)

“It’s not my fault,” I keep telling myself.  If the issue of the earth’s age doesn’t even enter my mind when Christian preachers and teachers become new to me, I can’t help it that my favorites believe the earth is … Continue reading

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According to Plan (Book Review)

When I was in seminary I distinctly remember something my professor said.  It was an off-hand comment (aren’t they always the ones we remember?), but one I’ve been able to verify over the years.  It was a class on the … Continue reading

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Bible Overview (Book Review)

Years ago I remember hearing Bible teacher R.C. Sproul respond to one of his fans.  The man said he was so thankful for Sproul’s teacher because he made the Bible “come alive” for his students.  Nothing too unusual there.  Gifted … Continue reading

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Biblical Hermeneutics: Five Views (Book Review)

Every year I try to vary my reading of Christian books so that I don’t get stuck in the rut of only reading a limited number of genres.  I fear a very narrow reading habit contributes to much of the … Continue reading

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Ancient Christian Devotional – A (Book Review)

Quick.  When was the last time you heard or read anything written by someone from the early church?  I’m not talking about the New Testament.  Something from the post-apostolic era up to about A.D. 600.  Most people are almost totally … Continue reading

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When Shall These Things Be? (Book Review)

The doctrine of “last things,” known as eschatology, is one of those areas in Christianity where there is a wide variety of opinion—even within traditions that are unified on most other doctrines. One of the easiest ways to start a … Continue reading

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