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A Rabbi talks with Jesus, Jacob Neusner

Jacob Neusner wrote this book to give both Christians and Jews a better understanding of their beliefs, and promote inter-faith discussion. He focusses on Jesus’ teaching in Matthew’s gospel the … Continue reading

April 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Catholic Church and Conversion, G.K. Chesterton

In this short book, Chesterton writes on the topic of conversion to Catholicism, both from his own experience and of prejudices he perceives others hold against Catholicism. He starts out … Continue reading

May 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Reading Backwards, Richard Hays

This is a short book with the aim of encouraging us to see how the four Gospels are filled with Old Testament references and allusions, and how in our reading … Continue reading

May 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Reformation, Diarmaid MacCulloch

This book gives us a very detailed account of the Reformation, across the period 1490 to 1700. MacCulloch presents a thorough description of events and people relating to the Reformation … Continue reading

April 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Micah 3-5

This post follows on from my post on Micah 1-2, looking at chapters 3-5, on the theme of kingship. In Chapter 3 we see the failure of the leaders of Israel, … Continue reading

March 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Micah 1-2

Micah is a book about God’s judgement and God’s plan to put His King to rule over His people. The name Micah means “Who is like Yahweh?”, which is also … Continue reading

March 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Evangelical Doctrine of Infant Baptism

This post is based on the book, “The Anglican Evangelical Doctrine of Infant Baptism”, which is a set of two essays on baptism, the first by John Stott and the … Continue reading

February 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Obadiah

While being the shortest book in the Old Testament I still find Obadiah has a lot to teach us, and the short length means we get to cover a lot of … Continue reading

February 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

St Augustine, On Christian Teaching

I would recommend this book if you are interested in how to study the bible. I did not find it easy going, as it is written in a dense and inter-linked … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Christianity: James 5

In my previous post on James I only briefly touched upon James 4v13 to 5v20. Having spent more time reading this section, I wanted to share my thoughts on it. … Continue reading

January 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Christianity: Book of Jonah

I find the book of Jonah very interesting as it seems quite unlike most other books of the prophets. Synposis: I imagine most people are familiar with the story of … Continue reading

January 3, 2016 · 2 Comments

Christianity: Thoughts on the book of James

My thoughts on James, having been reading this book recently. Ch 1v1-18: Introduction / Steadfastness in trials James starts out with an encouragement and call to steadfastness through trials. His advice … Continue reading

January 1, 2016 · 1 Comment
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