Category Archives: Books

How Just One Change Can Make All Of Life Better

Cozier is the contempt, anger justified, toward those who march to a differing tune than my own, those who would offend me. “modern me” An ad for a piece of literature finds its way into my inbox. I did not ask for it. No … Continue reading

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The De-Judaized State of Our Secularized Imagination

At the coaxing from a friend (think firm twist of arm here), what with my growing interest in seeing the significance of leaving the Bible as a single story finding its conclusion in the Christ, I am making my way … Continue reading

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The Hidden Underlying Challenge: Theocracy

“When we examine the wider movements of thought and culture in the eighteenth century, we find something of enormous significance for understanding why the gospels were being read in the way they were. At the heart of ‘the Enlightenment’ was … Continue reading

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What Have They Done With Jesus?

The men apparently thought that the women’s tale of a risen Jesus was nonsense, “an idle tale,” and “they did not believe them” (Luke 24:11). This is not surprising: women in that culture were generally considered too emotional or too … Continue reading

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Picking and Choosing My Poison

“Your opinions are heretical and opposed to the Holy Scriptures,” his interrogator admonished, “So you must dismiss them and never speak of them again!” Galileo was then placed under house arrest where he spent the remainder of his life for his belief … Continue reading

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