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The Preacher’s Catechism (Book Review)

Years ago, when I was preparing for pastoral ordination exams, the Westminster Shorter Catechism held my attention.  Over the course of about a year, if I recall correctly, reviewing those well-worn flash cards was my walking routine almost every day.  … Continue reading

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When Helping Hurts (Book Review)

Imagine a familiar scenario.  You are waiting in your car for the light to turn green.  Suddenly you notice the disheveled woman standing on the median in the middle of the street holding a cardboard sign with a handwritten message.  … Continue reading

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Counterfeit Gods (Book Review)

At this point, I can’t remember for certain the first time I came across the idea that idolatry is a sin still alive and well everywhere in the world.  Not just in developing or pagan countries.  Perhaps it was in … Continue reading

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The Message of 1 Peter (Book Review)

It’s been my practice almost from the beginning of my “Bible Study Teacher” career.  Maybe I picked it up from the Spielberg movie Catch Me If You Can?  In that flick, a young man goes on a fake check writing … Continue reading

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1 Peter For You (Book Review)

I’m not sure why, but it appears that First Peter, the five-chapter epistle written by the apostle Peter to the church, has been one of the more neglected books of the New Testament.  There are not many good commentaries that … Continue reading

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The Case For Life (Book Review)

For a long time I had desired to get involved in the pro-life cause, but I just didn’t know how to do it in a way that suited my abilities and personality.  The church I attended in high school had … 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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