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The Bible is a book of Origins

This is part two of sixteen in a series, “The Bible Is…” Where did we come from? and How did we get here? are two of the big existential questions that occupies the religious and philosophical imaginations of every culture … Continue reading

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The Bible is the Gospel of Jesus Christ

This is part one of sixteen in a series, “The Bible Is…” Perhaps the single most important thing to know about the Bible is that it is about the Gospel, or “good news”, of Jesus Christ.  Every page speaks of … Continue reading

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The Bible Is…

This year I’m undertaking a little project: summarize the Bible in several parts by grouping its component books together into categories.  The origin of this project came from the question “in what order should I read the books of the … Continue reading

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Introduction to 1 Esdras

And now for a book review maybe two people on the planet were looking for… the First Book of Esdras! Where does this book come from? In the Greek Old Testament, there are a number of books that aren’t found … Continue reading

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O come let us adore him

O Come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant, O come ye, O come ye to Bethelehem; Come and adore him, born the King of angels. For weeks we have repeated the Bible’s final prayer: “Even so, come Lord Jesus.”  We … Continue reading

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What is the Word of God?

What do you think of when you hear the phrase “the Word of God”? Martin Luther, the great leader of the Protestant Reformation, had a break-down answer that might surprise many of us today.  Typically, a Protestant today might expect … Continue reading

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The Babylonian Captivity of Leviticus

In 586 BC the Babylonian Empire conquered the remnant kingdom of Judah, sacked the city of Jerusalem, razed the Temple of Solomon, and took most of the surviving populace into captivity elsewhere in their empire.  It was a political move: … Continue reading

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