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Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus | Review & Notes

December 21, 2017


Lois Tverberg. Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus: How a Jewish Perspective Can Transform Your Understanding. Baker Books, 2017. (285 pages) REVIEW The third installment of Tverberg’s series (after Sitting and Walking), Reading is similar in tone and approach, and is yet again, another one of my recommendations for those who need an introduction to the Bible through the […]

God Is Disappointed In You | Notes & Highlights

October 24, 2017


Mark Russell and Shannon Wheeler. God is Disappointed In You. Top Shelf Productions, 2013. (223 pages) Below are some of my highlights and underlines. I did not include my notes on where Russell misreads the narrative, of which there are a few. I’ll save that for a book club. I simply wanted to record the parts […]

People To Be Loved | Critical Review

September 13, 2017


Preston Sprinkle. People To Be Loved: Why Homosexuality Is Not Just An Issue. Zondervan, 2015. (223 pages) Promo video; Missio Alliance review; Andrew Wilson review; Sean McDowell interview; Anne Paulk (TGC) review; CRITICAL REVIEW I picked up People To Be Loved because our local Pastors network hosted a forum featuring Preston Sprinkle with the description, We seek […]

The New Testament And The People Of God | Reflections & Notes

May 4, 2017


N.T. Wright. The New Testament And The People of God. Fortress Press, 1992. (535 pages) REFLECTIONS This read and post was most definitely one of my most engaged labors of love in my life of study. I began reading NTPG over 15 years ago, and have just now finished it (cover to cover). No doubt I […]

The Exodus You Almost Passed Over | Notes

April 13, 2017


Rabbi David Fohrman. The Exodus You Almost Passed Over. Aleph Beta Press, 2016. (286 pages) Aleph Beta page; Stu Halpern, Jewish Book Council; Zev Brenner interview; Mayim Bialik review; Jewish Learning Initiative review; Preface To simply use the Bible as fodder for sermonics is to disregard its depth and sophistication. To confine the Torah to the […]

Jesus Didn’t Eat A Seder Meal | Critical Reflections

April 7, 2017


CT published, Jesus Didn’t Eat a Seder Meal: Why Christians shouldn’t either, on April 6, 2017. April 10, they published Why Christians Can Celebrate Passover, Too. Given that our church has held seders for years, (the last four of them, in a synagogue) I wanted to provide my critique (in brackets: [via: …]). Jesus Didn’t Eat a […]

The Mystery and Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls | Notes

March 2, 2017


Hershel Shanks. The Mystery and Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Biblical Archaeology Society, 1998. (246 pages) INTRODUCTION Between the early 1950s and 1956, archaeologists and bedouin vied with one another to find more scrolls, and eventually a library of over eight hundred different manuscripts were recovered. (xiii) Beginning in 1953, an international team of young […]