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I experienced some technical issues with my “God’s Creation of Sea Creatures” Home School teaching series for ages 4-5 in which I lost electronically my lesson on the Stingray.  I’m rather sad to see that I lost it since I accidently cut and paste the wrong thing over it.  I don’t know if I’m going to reconstruct the original lesson as they take some time for me to write out and plan as lessons.  For now for this Wednesday I’ll post a series from the blog “Biblical Beginnings” that explores the Molecular Machines Within Our Bodies.  This were part of a series she did to teach her own child so its right up my alley with homeschooling young ones.

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This work comes out today!  Thanks to DC Comics for the advance review copy!

Scott Snyder. All Star Batman Volume 3: The First Ally. Burbank, CA: DC Comics, March 20th 2018. 176 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This is volume three of “All-Star Batman” that is a part of DC Comics’ recent “rebirth” reboot.  I enjoyed the storyline for this present work more than the previous two volumes.  It seems the “All-Star Batman” is more fast-paced than other Batman titles which can have its strength and weaknesses but being bored won’t be one of them.  But in volume three the timing was right in my opinion along with a great reoccurring theme and human interest’s angle.  The artwork is great as well.  I give this a rating of five out of five.

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15 Year Anniversary: Iraq War

This is not a political post.  It just occurred to me that today is the 15th year anniversary of the start of the invasion of the Iraq War.

Of course 15 years later American troops are still there but with different rules of engagement.

I myself was in Iraq starting in April 2003.  Can’t believe it was 15 years ago.  Later in my time with the Marines I served with some of the Marines who entered Iraq in the invasion on that date (if not earlier!).  So much has changed since 2003 and the early to mid 2000s.  I’m at a different place than back then.  I love the Marines that I have served with and because of my love for Jesus I hope they and many others who serve would also come to know the saving power of Jesus personally in their lives.

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Desmond Alexander. The City of God and the Goal of Creation. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, January 31st 2018.  190 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

This is the third book I read from the “Short Studies in Biblical Theology” series published by Crossway.  I have immensely enjoyed the other two volumes that I read from this series (see Review: Work and Our Labor in the Lord and Review: Marriage and the Mystery of the Gospel) and this work is no different.  This present work explores the theme of “the city of God” in the Bible, namely Jerusalem but it also explores the city of God in light of its antithesis: The City of Man, namely Babylon.  This is an excellent work on a biblical theology that gives us a biblical “tale of two cities” stretching from Genesis to Revelation that is at once exciting, edifying and relevant since these two cities are capitals of two groups of people in this world with one under God and the other in rebellion against God.  If you think you know the Word of God and yet you are unable to see a unifying theme from Genesis to Revelation in the Bible you would find this book very helpful.  Even for readers who have a deeper grasp of biblical theology would enjoy this work.

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Since it is Sunday and most of the blog readers no doubt will be attending church I thought it would be helpful to have this post on how to teach the Bible.

This is applicable for preachers, Bible study leaders, Sunday school teachers, etc.  Even if some things might not apply to you there are nevertheless truths and principles about teaching the Bible that would be helpful.

Actually even if you don’t teach the Bible in a church or ministry context this is still helpful for you to listen to in order to better know how to listen to God’s Word being taught, to pray for those who feed you from the Word and also how to teach from God’s Word should the need arise later in life.

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This is from my daily Greek exercise of sight reading a few weeks ago, courtesy of Vincent S Artale Jr.

Our text is Ephesians 2:4. Here’s my translation:

“COMPLEX 4 [TP ὁ δὲ θεὸς TP]
And God

CIRCUMSTANCE πλούσιος ὢν ἐν ἐλέει
who is rich in mercy

SUB-POINT [RR διὰ τὴν πολλὴν ἀγάπην αὐτοῦ
through much of his love

SUB-POINT ἣν ἠγάπησεν ἡμᾶς RR]”
He loved us

Here’s some observation:

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It has been a while but here’s a weekend comic book review…because even pastors need a break from heavy theological reading!

Rob Liefeld.  Grifter, Volume 2: New Found Power. New York, NY: DC Comics, May 28th 2013. 208 pp.

3 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This is volume two on the superhero known as the “Grifter.”  I have previously read and gave a positive review for volume one.  This second volume was not as good as the first volume; in fact it kind of died down.  The story is a continuation from the previous volume.  This book collects issues #0 and #9-16.

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When asked what books Christian apologists should read the average Christian would think of works like Josh McDowell’s Evidence That Demands A Verdict and other books by popular Christian apologists such as Ravi Zacharias, J. Warner Wallace, William Lane Craig, etc.  Works on Christian apologetics have their place.  But Christian apologists should also read more broadly works covering other areas of the Christian intellectual life and the Christian life in general.  One such area that Christian apologists should consider reading works on is biblical counseling.

Why?

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Here are links related to Presuppositional apologetics’ gathered from March 8th-14th, 2018.  Enjoy!

1.) Discussion Guide: The Ultimate Proof of Creation Chapter 8

2.) The Amazing Proof God Must Exist

3.) Materialism: The Myth Exposed (eBook)

4.) Science Needs Critical Thinking

5.) Series on Logic – Part Three Identity

6.) NOW COMPLETE: TWELVE VIDEOS ON APOLOGETICS & WORLDVIEW

7.) Presuppositions and God: Defeating Atheism

8.) This Is Apologetics: An Argument from Christian Hypocrisy

9.) How Can We Know That the Bible is from God?

10.) Why Francis Schaeffer Matters: An Introduction – Part 1

11.) Babylon Bee: Harvard Now Offering Four-Year Degree In Feeling Oppressed

 

Missed the last round up?  Check out the re-blogged post from a friend OR that of Another REBLOG HERE

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This is a Christian Home School Lesson Series for 4-5 year olds on God’s sea creatures!

Lesson 5 is on the Sea Horse.

 

Purpose: To explore and know more about God’s creature called the Sea Horses.

 

Book(s) read:

Lola M. Schaefer Sea Horses.

 

Other tools:

Laptop (to show Youtube videos)

Measuring Tape (to show size)

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn general knowledge about the sea horse
  2. Learn the vocabulary concerning sea horse
  3. Illustrate the sea horse.
  4. Learn a spiritual lesson from sea horse

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This is a Christian children’s book that I picked up from the Shepherd’s Conference.  Unlike my younger unmarried days ten years ago in which the first book I read from my pile of purchased books from the Conference it isn’t a book on systematic theology, apologetics or ministry.  Now it’s a children’s book to my daughters!

Kevin DeYoung. The Biggest Story ABC.  Wheaton, IL: Crossway, August 31st 2017.  32 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

This is a children’s book written by Christian pastor, theological professor and Christian writer Kevin DeYoung.  DeYoung is probably better known for his works for an adult Christian general audience.  This is what I believe his second children’s book and he brings his writing skill to share biblical truths in a way that is accessible to his specific audience which in this instance is for children ages 1 to 3.

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: When did the women (or woman) arrive at the sepulchre?

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes shows a Bible contradiction:

While it was still dark.

“Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene *came early to the tomb, while it *was still dark, and *saw the stone already taken away from the tomb.” (John 20:1)

At sunrise.

“Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave.” (Matthew 28:1)

“When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might come and anoint Him. 2 Very early on the first day of the week, they *came to the tomb when the sun had risen.” (Mark 16:1-2)

(All Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)

Here’s a closer look at whether or not there is a contradiction:

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It’s the Lord’s Day…and Day Light Saving!

So to save time since it’s a duty day as a pastor and preacher I thought I share this video from Ligon Duncan.  It’s on his remembrance of his early days in ministry.  It’s worth listening to for those who are younger pastors new to the ministry.

Enjoy this video.  And may those who are in the ministry continue you growing in grace and remaining humble and loving of our churches!

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This is from my daily Greek exercise of sight reading a few weeks ago, courtesy of Vincent S Artale Jr.

Our text is Ephesians 1:7. Here’s my translation:

“SENTENCE 7 [CR ἐν CR] ᾧ ἔχομεν τὴν ἀπολύτρωσιν διὰ τοῦ αἵματος αὐτοῦ ‹ τὴν
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the

ἄφεσιν τῶν παραπτωμάτων › κατὰ τὸ πλοῦτος τῆς χάριτος αὐτοῦ”
forgiveness of our transgressions according to the riches of His grace

Here’s some observation:

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As I’m going over this with a group of guys from my church I thought the following questions might be helpful for individuals and small groups to facilitate discussions and learning based upon the apologetics’ book “Ultimate Proof of Creation” by Jason Lisle.  It is a book that teaches Presuppositional apologetics that engages apologetics at the level of worldview.  Cornelius Van Til was instrumental in beginning this form of apologetics and others have developed and applied it.

For discussion questions for previous chapters click on the following:

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

The questions in this post will be for chapter 8 of the book.  Each question is followed by page numbers in parenthesis where the answer can be found.

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