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The Exodus You Almost Passed Over | Notes

April 13, 2017

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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

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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 Evolution of Adam | Notes & Review

August 29, 2016

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Peter Enns. The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say About Human Origins. Brazos Press, 2012. (172 pages) Gospel Coalition review by John Collins; The Aquila Report by Rachel Miller; Direction review by John Brubacher; Disoriented. Reoriented review; Huffington Post blog post by Peter Enns; Answers in Genesis response by Lee Anderson, […]

The Sin of Certainty | Notes & Review

June 2, 2016

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Peter Enns. The Sin of Certainty: Why God Desires our Trust More Than Our “Correct” Beliefs. HarperOne, 2016. (230 pages) Chapter 1 – I Don’t Know What I Believe Anymore My soul is full of troubles, and my life draws near to Sheol. – Psalm 88:3 Thanks for Nothing, Walt Disney I’ve come to accept […]

A Letter To My Congregation | Notes & Critical Review

May 13, 2016

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Ken Wilson. A Letter To My Congregation: An evangelical pastor’s path to embracing people who are gay, lesbian and transgender into the company of Jesus. Read The Spirit Books, 2004. (196 pages) Dedication Foreword Preface The book you hold is a passionate and courageous argument. Many people will not like it. But they should read […]

Hellbound? | Review

December 21, 2015

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Will not the Judge of all the earth do right? – Genesis 18:25 Hellbound? Kevin Miller, 2012. For many people, belief in hell as a place of eternal torment for the wicked is an indisputable tenet of Christian orthodoxy. In their view, rejecting or modifying this belief is tantamount to rejecting Christianity, itself. But a […]

God And The Gay Christian | Notes & Critical Review

October 23, 2015

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Matthew Vines. God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships. Convergent Books, 2014. (213 pages) Reclaiming Our Light – an Introduction My core argument in this book is not simply that some Bible passages have been misinterpreted and others have been given undue weight. My larger argument is this: Christians […]