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“The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot” -Part 3: The Historical Context and The Discovery

Sunday, December 24th, 2006

By Bart D. Ehrman (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2006, pgs.198)  Chapter Four:  Before The Discovery This chapter explores what was previously known about the Gospel of Judas and the community that supported its writing and publication.  The Gnostics were the group or community that the gospel probably originated in.  Nearly all that was known about this group for years […]

“What Jesus Demands from the World” -Demand #1: You Must Be Born Again

Saturday, December 2nd, 2006

A continuing series reflecting on the book: “What Jesus Demands from the World”, By John Piper  (Wheaton, Ill: Crossway Books, 2006, 400 pgs.)   Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” -John 3:3;  Jesus answered, …” Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must […]

The Gospels Vs. The Quest for the Historical Jesus

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

John Piper has some great comments about the Gospels and the ‘Quest’ of modern Biblical scholarship for the ‘real’ Jesus. See the section in the intro of his newest book (“What Jesus Demands from the World“) called: “A Word to Biblical Scholars”. He points out that much of what passes for “the assured results of […]

“What Jesus Demands from the World” -Intro

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

By John Piper (Wheaton, Ill: Crossway Books, 2006, 400 pgs.) John Piper has some incredible thoughts in his newest book, on the teaching of Jesus.  I say incredible, because we are so use to preachers and teachers presenting and emphasizing only the barest minimum requirements for salvation as normative Christianity.  Dr. Piper goes way beyond that in this book, […]

“The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot” -Part 2: Judas in Later Gospel Traditions

Saturday, November 18th, 2006

By Bart D. Ehrman (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2006, pgs. 198) Chapter Three:  Judas in Later Gospel Traditions In surveying all the early traditions about Judas, it is the contention of Dr. Ehrman that oral traditions about Judas circulated for a number of years and resulted in some very different and conflicting presentations about […]

Serial Review: “The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot: A New Look at Betrayer and Betrayed” -Part 1

Sunday, November 5th, 2006

By Bart D. Ehrman (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2006, pgs. 198) This is probably destined to be the definitive book on the subject.  Written by the very able scholar from Chapel Hill.  One may disagree with his conclusions, but Dr. Ehrman is never to be ignored.  I plan to review his book in a ‘serial’ […]

“Jerusalem Countdown: A Warning To The World”

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

By John Hagee (Frontline: Lake Mary, Florida, 2006, 225 pgs.) This book is essential and just a bit scary. The First section is well worth the price of the book. Pastor Hagee is a friend of former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and is privy to a lot of Israeli intelligence information. The first section […]

“Saints Behaving Badly”

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

:”The Cutthroats, Crooks, Trollops, Con Men, And Devil-Worshippers Who Became Saints” By Thomas J. Craughwell (Doubleday: New York, 2006, 191 pgs.) This is a very interesting book.  Mr. Craughwell takes a look at the lives of a number of ‘Saints’ who had tainted backgrounds and were anything but ’saintly’ until they were changed by the grace of God […]

Rolland And Heidi Baker Tell Their Own Story: “There Is Always Enough”

Friday, September 8th, 2006

“-The Amazing Story Of Rolland And Heidi Baker’s Miraculous Ministry Among The Poor”  By Rolland & Heidi Baker (Kent, UK: Sovereign World Ltd, 2003, 188 pgs.) Rolland and Heidi Baker tell their own incredible story in this book, starting at the beginning, how they met, their education and preparation (both completed their BA & MA […]

“The Copper Scroll” -A Great Summer Read

Monday, August 28th, 2006

By Joel C. Rosenberg (Carol Stream, Ill.: Tyndale Pub., Inc., 2006, 366 pgs.)      This is the fourth book in this series, following: The Ezekiel Option, The Last Days, & The Last Jihad.  Jon Bennett continues as the main character, along with Erin McCoy.  The first question answered in this book, do Jon and Erin finally […]