Monthly Archives: July 2015

THE PRACTICE OF PROPHETIC IMAGINATION by WALTER BRUEGGEMANN

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4.5 of 5.0 The bottom line: A bright light of inspiration and hope to prophets and preachers in a world consumed by the ideology of empire.     In short, this book effectively and intelligently answers a question of critical

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A C. H. E. SADAPHAL SERMON: HOW TO SURVIVE IN BABYLON

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In the book of Daniel, we find Daniel and his fellow Israelites in the midst of an imposing foreign empire: Babylon. This was a place out of their comfort zone where the people spoke a different language, had different customs, followed

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ON CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE & NATURAL LAW

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Recently, the Oklahoma Supreme Court voted to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments from the state capitol. This ruling was based upon the principle that the Ten Commandments are a bedrock of the Judeo-Christian tradition and have no bearing

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Posted in Current Events, Opinion, Politics

COMMENTARY AND REFERENCE SURVEY by JOHN GLYNN

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4.0 of 5.0   The bottom line: A solid starting point that directs you to reliable Biblical resources on specific topics.     Commentary and Reference Survey is basically a handbook that guides you to other books, including roughly 900

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ON RACE, RACISM AND THE REBEL FLAG

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What is racism? The New Oxford American Dictionary defines racism as “the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race

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THE CASE FOR FAITH by LEE STROBEL

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4.5 of 5.0   The bottom line: One of the Top 10 books every Christian should read.   The Case for Faith is a #1 bestseller for a reason: it’s a simple, easy-to-read apologetic for those within Christ’s house doubtfully

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THE END OF LIBERTY, FREEDOM & DEMOCRACY IN THE NAME OF GAY MARRIAGE

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Many advocates of individual liberty and freedom are celebrating and championing the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which grants gay couples the same right as heterosexuals to get married and have that union recognized by the government.

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DANIEL INTERPRETATION by W. SIBLEY TOWNER

Daniel Interpretation by W. Sibley Towner

4.0 of 5.0   The bottom line: A solid commentary focused on theological meaning and big ideas.     Daniel Interpretation excels because it persistently remains focused on what the text tells us about God, how that affects our relationship

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HOW TO LIVE LIKE A CHRISTIAN IN AN UNCHRISTIAN WORLD: A FOCUSED BIBLE STUDY OF DANIEL CHAPTERS 1 & 3

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All Scripture references will be taken from the NRSV. Recent events have proven that the mainstream is moving farther and farther away from the timeless principles taught in the Bible. Consequently, the dilemma of how to live like a Christian

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Posted in Opinion, Religion

THE CONSEQUENCES OF IDEAS by R. C. SPROUL

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4.5 of 5.0   The bottom line: A powerful analysis of the major ideas shaping Western philosophical thought with a theological slant.     Ideas have consequences and by having a thorough understanding of ideas, you will have the power

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