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Book Review: J. B. Lightfoot, The Epistles of 2 Corinthians and 1 Peter: A Newly Discovered Commentary

Lightfoot, J. B. The Epistles of 2 Corinthians and 1 Peter: A Newly Discovered Commentary. Edited by Ben Witherington III and Todd D. Still. The Lightfoot Legacy Set 3; Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 2016. 317 pp Hb; $40.00.   Link to IVP In th...
by Reading Acts on Dec 14, 2016

Homily for the 4th Sunday of Advent, December 18, 2016, Year A

St. Joseph’s Dream, illuminated manuscript, T’oros Roslin, c. 1260.Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)Nazareth was one of the most insignificant villages in Judah. When Jesus was first assembling Hi...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 11, 2016

Dear UMC: Please No New Denominations

Personal Note This is the first time I’m writing a blog post for Unsettled Christianity—or any blog post, for that matter. I want to thank Joel Watts for the opportunity to share these thoughts on Unsettled Christianity. Schism—a sad possibilit...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Jul 20, 2016

What Do the Seven Thunders Say in Revelation 10:3-4?

The Mighty Angel stands in his place and speaks.  The speech is described as the roar of a lion, and he is answered by the “seven thunders.” This description is significant for several reasons. It is the only place in Revelation where an angelic...
by Reading Acts on Apr 19, 2016

What Do the Seven Thunders Say in Revelation 10:3-4?

The Mighty Angel stands in his place and speaks.  The speech is described as the roar of a lion, and he is answered by the “seven thunders.” This description is significant for several reasons. It is the only place in Revelation where an angelic...
by Reading Acts on Apr 19, 2016

Who is the Mighty Angel in Revelation 10?

John does not identify this angel, although some speculate it is Gabriel primarily because the name Gabriel means “mighty one.” It is not necessary to make the connection to Gabriel, although there are certainly other parallels here to Daniel. Ga...
by Reading Acts on Apr 18, 2016

Who is the Mighty Angel in Revelation 10?

John does not identify this angel, although some speculate it is Gabriel primarily because the name Gabriel means “mighty one.” It is not necessary to make the connection to Gabriel, although there are certainly other parallels here to Daniel. Ga...
by Reading Acts on Apr 18, 2016

What Are the Two Beasts in Revelation 13?

G. R. Reasley Murray commented that Revelation 13 is a kind of “satanic trinity” (Revelation, 207). Vern Poythress considers the language of Revelation 13 to be a “counterfeit” of the true Christ: “ kind of pseudo-incarnation of Satan, is a...
by Reading Acts on Apr 17, 2016

What Are the Two Beasts in Revelation 13?

G. R. Reasley Murray commented that Revelation 13 is a kind of “satanic trinity” (Revelation, 207). Vern Poythress considers the language of Revelation 13 to be a “counterfeit” of the true Christ: “ kind of pseudo-incarnation of Satan, is a...
by Reading Acts on Apr 17, 2016

Apply the Word Study Bible (NKJV)

This is a hardback study Bible. It starts out with a Table of Contents, listing all the Books in the Bible along with the page numbers. The Publishers include a Foreward about this particular Bible and what it is meant to mean in the reader's life. T...
by LifeLoveTruth on Mar 6, 2016

Defying Labels

I don’t know much about the music industry, but I do know that as in publishing, labels make a difference. Who doesn’t conjure up a certain sound when they see Motown? Companies jealously sign artists to their label, with a … Continue readi...

Book Review: J. B. Lightfoot, The Gospel of John: A Newly Discovered Commentary

Lightfoot, J. B. The Gospel of John: A Newly Discovered Commentary. Edited by Ben Witherington III and Todd D. Still. The Lightfoot Legacy Set 2; Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 2015. 317 pp Hb; $40.00.   Link to IVP Last year IVP released the f...
by Reading Acts on Dec 18, 2015

Book Review: Ruth B. Edwards, Discovering John

Edwards, Ruth B. Discovering John: Content, Interpretation, Reception. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2015. 272 pp. Pb; $22.   Link to Eerdmans This book joins Ian Boxall’s Discovering Matthew as the first volumes of a new (or rebooted) Discoveri...
by Reading Acts on Dec 2, 2015

Your Will in Your Time Lord…

“The next day there was a wedding celebration in the village of Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the celebration. The wine supply ran out during the festivities, so Jesus’ mother told hi...
by Inspirations from Phather Phil on Aug 14, 2015

The World Cannot Contain All the Books… (John 21:20-25)

Last Sunday I had the privilege of preaching for the morning Worship Service at Rush Creek Bible Church in Byron Center, Michigan. I do not get to do this very often since I usually teach the Sunday Evening Bible study as well as a Sunday School cla...
by Reading Acts on Apr 23, 2015

Through The Lens of God’s Gifts

“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” – John 14:27 (NLT) Joy and Peace are gifts of grace already given to each and every one of...
by Inspirations from Phather Phil on Feb 14, 2015

L. Scott Kellum, Preaching the Farewell Discourse

Kellum, L. Scott. Preaching the Farewell Discourse: An Expository Walk-Through of John 13:31-17:26. Nashville: B&H, 2014. 350 pp. Pb; $129.99.   Link to B&H Academic; Click here for a 51-page sample from the book in PDF format, including f...
by Reading Acts on Dec 19, 2014

Why Did Jesus Weep in John 11:35?

Why does Jesus weep in John 11:35?  The crowd assumes that it is because his friend Lazarus died, it is an emotional reaction to death.  But most commentaries point out that the vocabulary used to describe Jesus’ emotions go beyond sorrow.  In f...
by Reading Acts on Dec 18, 2014

Jesus’ Prayer of Thanksgiving (John 11:42-44)

Jesus prays a “prayer of thanksgiving” before commanding Lazarus to come out of the tomb. This prayer has been discussed with respect to the possibility of historicity – is it the type of prayer that Jesus might have prayed in this context?  S...
by Reading Acts on Dec 17, 2014

The Good Shepherd – John 10 and the Hebrew Bible

John 10 begins with the closest thing to a parable we find in the Gospel of John. While parables are common in the other three Gospels, John does not record a single parable. In this passage, Jesus uses an extended metaphor drawn from the common expe...
by Reading Acts on Dec 16, 2014


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