Review: Evolution Exposed

Author: Roger Patterson Publisher: Answers in Genesis           One of the joys and duties parents have is to train up their children in the way they should go (Pro. 22:6). This training often comes in the form of conveying knowledge. Parents can train their children how to walk and eat; they can […]

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The Epic of Gilgamesh

Translator: Benjamin R. Foster Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company         Commentary Among the lessor known epics of our world is a piece called the Epic of Gilgamesh or simply Gilgamesh. It is also considered the oldest epic ever found, although the Atrahasis and Enuma Elis are next up. Despite its age and origin, this epic still […]

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Eating Our Own: “Of Cannibals”

  Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company Author: Michel De Montaigne           I was encouraged some years back to read a piece by Michel De Montaigne called “Of Cannibals.” I was under the impression that is was something like “A Modest Proposal,” which is possibly my favorite piece of satire. While […]

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Review: Theology Is for Proclamation

Author: Gerhard O. Forde Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, 1990 Rating: 5/5 stars Review This is a great read for any theological student. However, as the book is geared towards proclamation/preaching from the pulpit in the public office of the pastor, this book will be most meaningful and insightful for pursuing pastors, particularly Lutheran pastors. Forde’s systematic theology is a […]

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Review: Joining Jesus on His Mission – How to Be an Everyday Missionary

Author: Greg Finke Publisher: Tenth Power Publishing, 2014 Rating: 3/5 stars Bottom Line At first glance, two things had set off red flags for me about this book. The first is the title, which made me think Finke was going to talk about “missional living” in terms of church growth and church marketing. Too often these days, church […]

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Review: More Than A Carpenter

Author: Josh McDowell & Sean McDowell Publisher: Tyndale House Rating: 4/5 stars Amazon Price: $6.11 (paperback) Bottom Line The McDowells give a terrific historical analysis of the historical Jesus. They list a great amount of evidence speaking to the authenticity of the Scriptures and the historical reality of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, especially considering how concise the book […]

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Review: Halo – Ghosts of Onyx

Author: Eric Nylund Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, 2006 Rating: 3/5 stars Amazon Price: $9.88 Bottom Line If the reader is familiar with Halo: Reach the game, he or she may be aware that Noble team consisted of SPARTAN-IIIs. If the gamer hasn’t read any of the Halo books, this may be confusing to him. Suddenly, out of […]

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