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As I minister to people the question comes up from time to time of how to read more when life gets busy.  I use to share my post  that directed people to a guest post I wrote for another blog.  Unfortunately that blog has ceased to exist and I thought it was regrettable since the website owner did a good job editing the grammar for my essay (I am notorious with bad grammar).  Fortunately I found a web archive online that saved the page so I was able to reproduce the improved  written version.  I also got to expand the article to include two more points!  So below are ten things that helps one read more when life gets busy.

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Iain Duguid. Is Jesus in the Old Testament?  Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, February 4, 2013. 40 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

I really enjoyed this booklet that is a part of the Basics of the Faith series printed by Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing.  This is the sixth booklet that I read from the series and I read it along with my wife as our couple’s devotional reading together.  I was blessed by this beyond my expectation in comparison to the other booklets in the series I have read thus far.

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: How did Jesus respond when questioned by the high priest?

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

He did not answer directly.

But Jesus kept silent. And the high priest said to Him, “I adjure You by the living God, that You tell us whether You are the Christ, the Son of God.” 64 Jesus *said to him, “You have said it yourself; nevertheless I tell you, hereafter you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.”” (Matthew 26:63-64)

And they all said, “Are You the Son of God, then?” And He said to them, “Yes, I am.”” (Luke 22:70)

He answered directly by saying, “I am.”

And Jesus said, “I am; and you shall see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.”” (Mark 14:62)

(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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Ken Ham and Cindy Malott. Answers Book for Kids Volume 1: Creation and Fall.  Green Forest, AK: Master Books, July 30th 2008. 48 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

Over the years I have seen believers read various volumes of Ken Ham’s Answer Books and I was pleasantly surprised that they had a kids edition.  This work is volume one and the book covered the topics of creation and fall.  Using a question and answer format the book responds to twenty two questions sent to Answers in Genesis, a Creation apologetics ministry.  Ken Ham and Cindy Malott responds in a way that kids would be able to understand.

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This is a five part Christian Home School Lesson Series for first graders on plants that aims to fulfill the Science Content Standards from the California Department of Education.

Here are the links to the five part series:

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Pastor Alex Montoya has been instrumental in God shaping how I preach and also with wisdom concerning pastoral ministry.  He’s to me the Hispanic Charles Spurgeon and I lament that he’s retired from teaching in seminary.

Last week he’s recently taught for a Seminary Winterim session on the passion of preaching.  In a one week intensive course he taught a future generation of those entering ministry on homiletic (how to preach).

I thought I share them with viewers to help preachers and those who are teachers.

Here are the videos:

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Here are the links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between January 8th-14th, 2019.

1.) Is God Real? Evidence from the Laws of Logic

2.) Announcement: Our Collection of Posts Responding to Bible Contradictions is up to date

3.) Different objects (God and apples) require different kinds of evidence for their detection

4.) Refuting Buddhism: A Path Empty of Necessities and Truth

5.) Is God Real? Examining Atheistic Explanations for the Laws of Logic as “Brute Realities

6.) Bible Contradiction? Did Jesus tell his disciples everything?

 

Missed the last round up?  Check out the re-blogged post from a friend OR another REBLOG HERE and repost here

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

Our text is from the Greek translation of 1 Timothy 1:14.  Here is my translation:

“SENTENCE 14 ὑπερεπλεόνασεν δὲ ἡ χάρις τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν μετὰ πίστεως καὶ
And the grace of our Lord overflowed with faith and

ἀγάπης τῆς ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ”
love which is of Jesus in Christ

Here are some observations:

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Here’s a post based upon the third of four points based upon the famous story of David versus Goliath.

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A few weeks ago brother Wally Fry asked me if I have updated our “Collection of Posts Responding to Bible Contradictions” which gather all our posts concerning the topic of Bible contradictions and Bible difficulties.

The answer? Yes!

So here’s a link to our Collection of Posts Responding to Bible Contradictions which features over a hundred posts.

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A weekend leisure reading review…because sometimes Pastors also need a break from heavy theological reading!

Sean Murphy.  Batman: White Knight. Burbank, CA: DC Comics, October 9th 2018. 232 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

I have been anticipating this story ever since I made my first or second visit to the comic bookstore and I overheard the clerk tell someone about this.  And it did not disappoint!  Which is why I gave this a five out of five.  This volume marks the debut of the publisher DC Comics’s new Black Label imprint which feature well known characters in DC universe in new stand-alone stories without necessarily continuity that affect the stories being told in the regular comics.  I love the originality of Batman: White Knight.  This work collects an eight issue miniseries in which the writer and artist Sean Murphy presents us a scenario of what would happen if the Joker goes sane.  But it was also so much more than that!

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A late post today.  The last few days I had a hurt back.  I don’t think its super serious but it did affected my work.

There were some lessons I gained from this.

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Did Jesus tell his disciples everything?

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

Jesus told his disciples everything.

No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.” (John 15:15)

There were some things that Jesus didn’t tell them.

I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.” (John 16:12)

(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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Didn’t get to get around to last weekend posting a leisure history reading but I’m posting it now.  Why is this on a theology and apologetics website?  Because Pastors also need a break from heavy theological reading.

Bernard Cornwell. Waterloo: The True Story of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles.  London, UK: William Collins, September 11th 2014.  352 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

I know very little about the battle of Waterloo other than it was a turning point for the Europeans’ fight against Napoleon.  This book is quite informative for readers who want to study this battle.  The author did a good job and it made me want to learn more about the battle and Napoleon himself.

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This is part five of a five part Christian Home School Lesson Series for first graders on plants that aims to fulfill the Science Content Standards from the California Department of Education.

Lesson 5: Leaves

Purpose: To explore and know more about God’s creation of leaves.

 

Book(s) read:

John Farndon, Leaves.

Elaine Pascoe, Leaves and Trees.

 

Other tools:

Paper

Pencil

Crayons

Measuring tape

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn general knowledge about leaves.
  2. Learn the vocabulary concerning leaves.
  3. Illustrate what is learned in this lesson about leaves.
  4. Learn a spiritual lesson concerning God’s creation of leaves.

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