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Why Jesus? – David Nasser | Notes & Review

September 30, 2009

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Part of a 2010 package curriculum by BluefishTV.com. Thanks to our customer service representative for the preview. DISC 1: What’s the Big Deal About Jesus? The graphics and production values are very high, and for that, I’m thankful. Mac Powell opens up with the statement, [We’re going to]… cut through our own cultural clutter and […]

Why Learn The Biblical Languages – Professor Elizabeth Groves of Westminster Seminary

September 26, 2009

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Your translations are “trustworthy.” But… Often, there is much richness in the original languages that forces a “choice” in the receptor language. With that choice comes a loss of meaning; we are missing something in the translation. Often there are things you simply cannot translate (such as structural grammar and poetry). You can also know […]

Life’s Solution | Notes & Review

September 26, 2009

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Simon Conway Morris. Life’s Solution: Inevitable Humans in a Lonely Universe. Cambridge University Press, 2003. (464 pages) “Life’s Solution sets out to demonstrate that what we already know gives some strong indicators of what must be: even in this book pigs don’t fly. The central theme of this book depends on the realities of evolutionary […]

The Space Between | Notes & Review

September 26, 2009

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Walt Mueller. The Space Between: A Parent’s Guide to Teenage Development. Zondervan/Youth Specialties, 2009. (127 pages) To be normal during the adolescent period is by itself abnormal. – Anna Freud CHAPTER 1: PERSPECTIVE NEEDED Though feelings of confusion, frustration, and misunderstanding often characterize the relationship between parents and teens, it doesn’t have to be the […]

A Wonderful World in Abu Ghosh – Armstrong and Islam

September 10, 2009

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My wife and I are visiting our friends in Israel (ישראל), and they live in a little suburb of Jerusalem (ירושלם) called Abu Ghosh (אבו גוש). Resonating outside the window right now is the Muslim call to prayer being sounded over the sound system of the local minaret, and at the same time is a […]

President Obama’s Message for America’s Students | Notes & Review

September 9, 2009

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Full transcript here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-by-the-President-in-a-National-Address-to-Americas-Schoolchildren/ At the end of the day, we can have the most dedicated teachers, parents, and the best schools in the world, and none of it will matter, unless you all fulfill your responsibilities…to put in the hard work to succeed. Your responsibility to YOURSELF. Discover what it is that you’re good […]

Exploring Exodus | Notes & Review

September 9, 2009

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Nahum Sarna. Exploring Exodus: The Origins of Biblical Israel. Schocken Books, 1986, 1996. (277 pages). FOREWARD “It is a truism that knowledge usually lags far behind learning; it is also a fact that where knowledge fails, speculation often fills the void.” (xi) “…archaeology is hardly an exact science.” (xii) “The overriding aim of the biblical […]