Category Archives: Bible

How To Read Job

Several years ago I posted a long series on the book of Job (See here for the posts) using the commentaries written by John Walton (Job (The NIV Application Commentary)) and Tremper Longman III (Job (Baker Commentary on the Old … Continue reading

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All Authority in Heaven and on Earth

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and … Continue reading

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Prepared in Heaven, Unveiled on Earth and Left Behind

The next chapter of Richard Middleton’s book A New Heaven and a New Earth looks at passages in the New Testament that appear to support the idea of heaven hereafter, either as a permanent or temporary abode. These can be … Continue reading

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Biblical Womanhood … The New Testament

I started a series on Biblical womanhood last Thursday with a look at women of the Old Testament. Not commands and laws, but stories about people, what they did and how they did it. It is quite an amazing variety. … Continue reading

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Biblical Womanhood … Not What Many Think

More often than I am asked how I as a scientist can be a Christian, I am asked how I as an educated woman can be a Christian. After all, the questioner generally continues, Christianity oppresses women. Unfortunately we don’t … Continue reading

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A Blaze of Glory!

The rapture and Armageddon, military conquest and the heaven and earth passing away in a blaze of glory are concepts that can catch the imagination. A commenter on a recent post (here) noted that the imagery of destruction can have … Continue reading

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In the Beginning

The first chapter of Ron Highfield’s new book The Faithful Creator: Affirming Creation and Providence in an Age of Anxiety looked at the theology of creation in the Old Testament. A commenter on A Theology of Creation (at Jesus Creed) … Continue reading

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