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  1. Scott Oliphint. Thomas Aquinas. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, November 30th, 2017. 168 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

This is the first book in the Great Thinkers series published by Presbyterian and Reformed.  It is written by Christian theologian and apologist K. Scott Oliphint in which he examines and critiques the thought of medieval philosopher and apologist Thomas Aquinas. In this series introduction Nathan Shannon tells us the threefold goal for each volume in the series: First it is intended to be academically informed.  Second it seeks to maintain a high standard of biblical and theological faithfulness.  Third the series aim is to be accessible for readers without unnecessary difficult jargons and vocabulary.

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

Our text is Galatians 1:8.  Here’s my translation:

 ἀλλὰ καὶ ἐὰν ἡμεῖς ἢ ἄγγελος ἐξ οὐρανοῦ εὐαγγελίζηται ὑμῖν
But if we or an angel from heaven evangelizes to you

παρʼ ὃ εὐηγγελισάμεθα ὑμῖν ἀνάθεμα ἔστω
against the gospel to you let them be accursed

Here are some observations:

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The Danger of Comparison

Selected Scriptures

 

Establish the need: Have you recently been shackled and miserable in comparing yourself to others?

Purpose: Today we shall look at four points to help us think more biblically about comparison of others so that we would think biblically and also have the grace of God to deal with ungodly comparison.

  1. Scripture talks about the problem of comparison
  2. Beware of thinking all comparison is bad
  3. Know the kinds of comparisons that are dangerous
  4. Fight ungodly comparison biblically

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Here are the links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between November 22nd-30th, 2017.

1.) God, The Rise of Science, and Information

2.) Christmas Recommended Books on Presuppositional Apologetics for 2017

3.) Logic and Definitions

4.) Goldilocks atheism

5.) The Islamic god Cannot Exist

6.) The Need for the Creator’s Perspective

7.) The Christian Worldview (3): Epistemology (a)

8.) McTaggart on miracles

9.) Presuppositional Apologetics & the Science of Persuasion

10.) Babylon Bee: Liberal Christian Attempts To Debate Atheist But They Just Agree On Everything

 

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

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Charles H. Spurgeon. The Secret of Power in Prayer.  Pensacola, FL: Chapel Library, July 17th 2016. 22 pp.

5 out of 5

Free: Chapel Library

Purchase: Amazon (99 cents for Kindle)

This booklet is based upon a sermon delivered by the Prince of Preacher, Charles Spurgeon on the topic of prayer.  I was looking for a short devotional work to encourage my prayer life and this certainly encouraged me to appreciate the privilege of praying to God.  This work is based upon the verse John 15:7.  John 15:7 in the NASB states, “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”  Although Spurgeon preached this message back in 1888 it is relevant even for today, which is a testimony of Spurgeon’s faithful preaching of the Bible, which of course is always relevant for our spiritual life.

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This is part of my series of lesson plans I am doing where I’m teaching my daughters life science and also the wonder of God’s creation.  This is for kids ages 4-5.

Purpose: In this lesson we will learn about the caterpillar’s survival and also transformation.

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This volume comes out today!

Scott Snyder and Steve Orlando.  Batman/The Shadow: The Murder Geniuses. Burbank, CA: DC Comics, November 28, 2017. 168 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This is probably my favorite comic in 2017!  I love Batman and I just found out about the Shadow this year; now the two superheroes are together in a story told by a team that include Scott Snyder, a writer who have written some of my favorite Batman stories.

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