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I found this news article “Framing food: Stanford study shows that teens heed food rules that prioritize health” which the summarizing description said “Stanford researchers surveyed how adolescents make independent food decisions. They found that when teens have health-oriented food rules at home, they are more likely to eat healthier on their own.”

The first few paragraphs is interesting to read too:

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Sometimes people think of Expository Preaching as preaching from the Word of God that is “boring” because it is so heavily based upon the Word of God.  I disagree.  I think there is a difference between exegetical data dumping and expository preaching.

What is something helpful and practical that can help those teaching the Word of God not end up just go on like a run-on vocal Bible commentary?

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This is a Christian Home School Lesson Series for 4-5 year old children on earth science that aims to fulfill the Science Content Standards from the California Department of Education.

Lesson 4: Introduction to Valleys

Purpose: To know truths that is an introduction to God’s creation of land features called Valleys.

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Here is a collection of links on Presuppositional apologetics between May 8th-14th, 2018.

1.) Christianity’s Bare Necessities: The Trinity

2.) Bible Contradiction? What is the human life span?

3.) Logic and the Bible 2: Unbliblical Worldviews

4.) Wednesday Testimony – Sye Ten Bruggencate

5.) Can We Know Anything Without God?: Problematic Starting Point – Part 1

6.) Joseph Torres: Two New Articles

 

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

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Patrick Schreiner. The Kingdom of God and the Glory of the Cross.  Wheaton, IL: Crossway, March 31st, 2018.  160 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

This is the fourth book I read from the “Short Studies in Biblical Theology” series published by Crossway.  I have immensely enjoyed the other three volumes that I read from this series and since they were so good I want to eventually read all the works in this series.  This present work explores the theme of “the kingdom of God” in the Bible and is authored by Patrick Schriener.  If the last name jumps out at you that’s because he’s the son of New Testament scholar Thomas R. Schreiner.

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

Our text is from the Greek translation (Septuagint) of Ephesians 4:17.  Here is my translation:

“PRINCIPLE 17 ‹ ‹→ Τοῦτο →› οὖν λέγω καὶ ‹ μαρτύρομαι › ἐν κυρίῳ › ‹☉
Therefore I say this and testify in the Lord

μηκέτι ὑμᾶς περιπατεῖν
You no longer walk

SUB-POINT καθὼς ‹+ καὶ τὰ ἔθνη +› περιπατεῖ ἐν ματαιότητι τοῦ νοὸς αὐτῶν ☉›”
just as the Gentiles walk in futility of their mind

Here are some observations:

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A light-hearted weekend leisure reading book review…because Pastors also need a break from heavy theological reading!

Mark Chiarello.  Batman: Black And White. New York, NY: DC Comics, September 26th 2007. 240 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This work is unique in that it is a Batman volume that is in black and white instead of color.  It is also further unique in that it is a collection of various famous, writers, inkers, etc., contributing to this volume.  As the editor mentioned in the beginning it is not easy to get the top contributor in the field to submit something on Batman when they all have their own quirks, deadlines and personalities.  This volume is even more of a challenge as the contributors are “who’s who” of comics.

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George Saieg is a Sudanese Christian.  Over a decade ago I’ve witnessed alongside with him and some of the things that Muslims have done to him or attempt to do to him are just crazy.

Here’s a video on more practical pointers on how to witness to a Muslim.

Most of the suggestions are more practical points and cultural awareness.

If you are interested check out our past series Index to Veritas Domain’s Islamic Marathon Week especially with our WITNESSING TO MUSLIMS: THE QURANIC VIEW OF THE BIBLE.

 

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: What is the human life span?

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

70 years.

“As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years, Or if due to strength, eighty years, Yet their pride is but labor and sorrow; For soon it is gone and we fly away.” (Psalm 90:10)

120 years.

“Then the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; nevertheless his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”” (Genesis 6:3)

More than 120 years.

After the flood, many men (and at least one woman) lived longer than God’s 120 year limit. Here are some examples:

Noah – 950 years Genesis 9:29
Shem – 600 years Genesis 11:10-11
Arphaxad – 438 years Genesis 11:12-13
Salah – 433 years Genesis 11:14-15
Eber – 464 years Genesis 11:16-17
Peleg – 239 years Genesis 11:18-19
Reu – 239 years Genesis 11:20-21
Serug – 229 years Genesis 11:22-23
Nahor – 148 years Genesis 11:24-25
Terah – 205 years Genesis 11:32
Sarah – 127 years Genesis 23:1
Abraham – 175 years Genesis 25:7
Ishmael – 137 years Genesis 25:17

(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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This is a Christian Home School Lesson Series for 4-5 year old children on earth science that aims to fulfill the Science Content Standards from the California Department of Education.

Lesson 3: Lakes and Rivers Around the World

Purpose: To explore and know more about different lakes and rivers God created around the world.

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After weeks of serious posts, here’s a light hearted comic book review!  Because Pastors also need a break from heavy reading!

James Tynion IV.  Batman: Detective Comics, Volume 4: Deus Ex Machina. Burbank, CA: DC Comics, April 10th 2018. 144 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This is volume five of Batman’s Detective Comics.  The volume collects Detective Comics issues # 963-968 and DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #1.

The bulk of this volume is the multiple chapter story “A Lonely Place of Living.” This story started off with Timothy Jackson Drake being alive contrary to what many have thought in previous Batman stories.  Timothy is held in an isolated placed where some mysterious and hidden individual asked him question about his past and how he eventually became Robin.  Whom the mysterious interrogator was turned out to be quite a surprise for Drake.  Drake was able to send out a message to get help only for the alleged Batman that showed up turning out to be the Drake of tomorrow.  Again this was a total surprise for Drake especially since the Drake of tomorrow is more cynical but also more better in his intelligence and combat ability.  As the story progress the Drake of today along with other team members helping Batman has to fight off the Drake of the future from hurting one of their own.  But the fight feature great dialogues that raises the issues of the whole Batman and caped crusaders’ enterprise.  Very well written!  The story also leaves readers wondering of what happened in the future that would result in such a cynical Drake.  It left me as the reader with a lot of questions though it was a compelling storyline that made me want to know more and anticipate future issues and volume that would answer my questions.  But then the volume transition to other stories that did not seem to be related to the rest of the volume that was rather anticlimactic and leaves fan rather confused.  I think it was a rather big letdown and volume five should have ended with the story of “A Lonely Place of Living” instead of smaller stories that felt more like fillers.

NOTE: This book was provided to me free by DC Comics and Net Galley without any obligation for a positive review. All opinions offered above are mine unless otherwise stated or implied.

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RC Sproul. The Mystery of the Holy Spirit.  Ross-Shire, UK: Christian Focus Publications, November 1st 2009. 191 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

The author RC Sproul was a gifted theologian who has the gift of explaining things in terms that are clear and understandable for the lay people.  This book is no exception.  In this work Sproul looks at the Holy Spirit and other doctrines related to the Spirit.

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My internet at home has been a problem since the internet provider’s optic cable has broken and been a problem for our area.  But it is fixed this morning hence the delayed post!

Beginning in 2016 I worked on a series titled “How Theology Shapes Marriage.”  Since posting the provincial outline I have added more to the series so I thought it might be good for this Sunday to share this updated table of contents.  The point of this series is to show that theology matter; and matter for marriage since it has implications for godliness in marriage.

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This post was much delayed since my internet was not working at home.

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

Our text is from the Greek translation (Septuagint) of Psalm 98:2. (Note in the Greek Septuagint it is Psalm 97:2.)  Here is my translation:

“2 ἐγνώρισεν Κύριος τὸ σωτήριον αὐτοῦ ἐναντίον τῶν ἐθνῶν·
The Lord made known His salvation before the nations

ἀπεκάλυψεν τὴν δικαιοσύνην αὐτοῦ.”
He Has revealed His righteousness

Here are some observations:

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Sister Beverly Parkison has asked more information about the missions trip.  I thought I give some more information though I keep a lot confidential for the sake of future opportunity to minister.

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