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Recommended: Preaching Sticky Sermons

Written on July 13, 2018 at 4:26 pm

Preaching Sticky Sermons, by Brandon Kelley and Joe Hoagland (Rainer Publishing, 2016), is an excellent book. The authors are graduates of Cincinnati Christian University (an institution affiliated with the Christian Churches [Restoration Movement]). From the foreword (by Tim Harlow, author of Life on Mission): “As a pastor, you can make lots of mistakes and still grow  Read More  

Mary Magdalene (the movie)

Written on July 13, 2018 at 10:12 am

A Review (anonymous) of Mary Magdalene (2018) How Mary is portrayed Mary is shown as a fisherman—she is not portrayed as a prostitute (in the end of the movie they explain where the prostitute rumor came from). Her “demons, which Jesus drives out, are portrayed as psychological rather than something supernatural. When she joins the ministry  Read More  

Cool quotes from Socrates, Plato, & Aristotle

Written on July 10, 2018 at 3:59 pm

The beginning of wisdom is a definition of terms. I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make him think. I am not an Athenian, nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world. Know thyself. He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to  Read More  

Review of Paul: Apostle of Christ

Written on June 27, 2018 at 12:33 pm

A friend recently suggested I watch the film Paul: Apostle of Christ. I am glad I did. Here is my take, for what it’s worth. General Acting: superb. Not sappy, as with some Christian films. Actors: a little on the old side? (I would have loved to see more younger folks among the members of the church at  Read More  

Q&A 1527 – Theudas: Did Luke Make a Mistake?

Written on June 26, 2018 at 5:02 pm

Doesn’t Luke get it wrong when he has Gamaliel say, “Men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what you intend to do regarding these men. For some time ago Theudas rose up, claiming to be somebody. A number of men, about four hundred, joined him. He was slain, and all who obeyed him were scattered and came  Read More  

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