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Here are the top 10 posts I have written on this blog, Veritas Domain, in 2016.  (I have not included election guides which are wildly popular on our blog during election year, especially with Presidential elections).

Let me say beforehand that I want to thank all you guys and gals for reading our blog, sharing it with others and commenting your thoughts!

Did you remembered any of them or were blessed by them?  If so let us know!

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A weekend light reading comic book review.  Because even Pastors need a break from heavy reading…

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Neal Stephenson. Cimarronin: The Complete Graphic Novel.  Tacoma, WA: Jet City Comics, September 16th 2015.  160 pp.

4 out of 5

A well written historical fiction graphic novel.  The story takes place in the 1600s and span different locations and characters of different cultures who originated from different countries and even different continents!

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If you are familiar with Matthew Vines he is a young man that is a popular advocate for the idea that homosexuality is not a sin and is compatible with biblical Christianity.

As one response to Vines this post is on an MP3 audio recording of a message titled “Matthew Vines on Romans 1.”

Here’s the message’s description: “Looking at Gay Affirming advocate Matthew Vines and answering his view on Romans 1.”

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Nelson Glueck. Hesed in the Bible.  Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers, May 20th 2011.  118 pp.

The Hebrew word Hesed is one that many Christians find fascinating.  It is often translated in English as “covenantal faithfulness” or “loving-kindness.”  This book is written by Nelson Glueck an early twentieth scholar of Reformed Judaism who wrote the first scholarly study of the word Hesed.  Its signifance can be seen with how other studies after Glueck would often cite and interact with Glueck’s view whether they are for or against his particular conclusions.  So it is wonderful to find that an English translation of this classic was done in the 1960s and have been reprinted by Wipf and Stock Publishers.

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I read this from a link to the New York Post on how the dictator of North Korea has banned Christmas in his country.

Here’s the news story:

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Atheist Matt Dillahunty has debated Christian apologist Matt Slick of Christian Apologetics Research Ministry (CARM) in at least three different instances over the last seven years.  I thought I post them on here for the sake of convenience of anyone looking for them.

The first one is from 2009 for the Atheist Experience:

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As 2016 comes soon to a close here are reviews of 4 audio books that I listened to during the last three months of 2016.  If you are interested here is last year’s .

Unholy Alliance: The Agenda Iran, Russia, and Jihadists Share for Conquering the World
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Jay Sekulow. Unholy Alliance: The Agenda Iran, Russia, and Jihadists Share for Conquering the World.   Brentwood, Tennessee: Howard Books, September 20th 2016. 320 pp.

4 out of 5

This book is written by Jay Sekulow who is probably best known to most people as the Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice.  This is the second work by Sekulow that I enjoyed.  In this present title the author tackles the issue radical Islam and also the strange relationship between Iran, Russian and Sunni radical Islamic groups.  For the audio book Jay Sekulow read the book himself and the upbeat manner and pace of how he speaks on his radio show is also how Sekulow read the book which is a plus since I’ve always thought his voice makes whatever he was talking about as serious, urgent and interesting.

The book is comprised of eleven chapters in which the bulk of the book focuses on the history of Iran and explanation to Western readers about Islam.  I found the discussion about the Sunni and Shite divide to be have been pretty spot on.  I think the West often think of radical Islam as affiliated with extremists of the Sunni variety (think Al Qaeda and ISIS) but there’s a whole Shiite form that most in the West don’t think of in the form of Iranian backed Shiite terrorists groups (think Hezbollah, Shiites militia in Iraq backed by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, etc).  I did learn some new things reading this book concerning the history of Iran though and I was surprised to learn of how long it was that Iran was once Westernized.  Of course we know the Iranian revolution with their own Shiite brand of Radical Islam changed all from 1979 onwards.  Towards the end of the book the author cited various evidences of the strange relationship between Iran and other unlikely jihadists and terrorists groups.  Sekulow talked about instances in which Iran helped Al Qaeda and Iran’s support for Hamas even though Hamas is predominately Sunni.  The most interesting wild card is the Russian alliance with Iran in backing Assad’s regime in Syria.

Overall this is an interesting work.  I give it a four out of 5.

Purchase: Amazon

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