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See the About Me page, if you want to know more about ME. Otherwise, hopefully you'll know more about Jesus and some of his followers by reading here. And thanks for stopping by.

The Gospel of John in Modern Interpretation


So, for your scholars who want to learn more about how other scholars got there . . . in this case, their interpretation of the gospel of John. . . . Stanley E. Porter and Ron C. Fay. The Gospel of … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Self-Consciousness (Part 1) 


We’re not called to be relevant or hip or tolerant—we’re called to follow Jesus. That’s it. We only need to be relevant to Jesus. Continue reading

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Paradigms in Conflict


Missions: Where theology and practice meet. . . . David J. Hesselgrave; Keith E. Eitel, ed. Paradigms in Conflict: 15 Key Questions in Christian Missions Today. 384p., $25.99, Kregel Academic. Drawing from Scripture, social sciences, and history, David J. Hesselgrave tackles the most … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Weakness         


We are lifetime projects. The sooner we realize it, the better. Continue reading

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God’s Design for Sexuality in a Changing Culture


Harvest USA. God’s Design for Sexuality in a Changing Culture. DVD or download, $129.99, New Growth Press. Everyone outside the church is talking about sexual issues—gender identity, same-sex attraction, same-sex marriage—the world’s perspective on these issues has certainly changed over … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Boundaries      


It’s not only that you’re called to minister to those spiritually, physically, financially, intellectually, or morally weaker than you—you are among those weaklings whom Christ has called to accomplish his wise, righteous, sanctifying, and redeeming purposes. You’re not better, only different. Continue reading

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Studying Paul’s Letters with the Mind and Heart


The title says it all. . . . Gregory S. MaGee. Studying Paul’s Letters with the Mind and Heart. 216p., $23.99, Kregel Academic. This informative survey of Paul’s epistles is conversant with the latest scholarship but written in an engaging … Continue reading

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