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Posted in Ministry on Jun 30th, 2009

John W Frye Ordained to Word and Sacrament in the Evangelical Covenant Church at its 124th Annual Meeting in Portland, OR. I attended not only as an ordinand but as a delegate for Fellowship Evangelical Covenant Church, Hudsonville, MI where I serve as pastor.

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Posted in Culture, Jesus, Reviews on Jun 23rd, 2009

“Ay,” he said aloud. There is no translation for this word and perhaps it is a noise such as a man might make, involuntarily, feeling the nail go through his hands and into the wood.” I still am not convinced that Ernest Hemngway meant no intended allusions to Jesus Christ in the character of “the […]

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Posted in Reviews, Theology on Jun 19th, 2009

We come to the third and final post on Scot McKnight’s book titled Fasting. We will comment on Part 2- “Wisdom and Fasting.” First, I want to emphasize again that while I had read a lot of books on fasting and thought it would be hard to read anything new, Scot offered a fresh, creative […]

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Posted in Reviews, Theology on Jun 18th, 2009

Imagine a circle of pure spirit beings, ethereal and pure, contemplating God in rapture and extreme holiness, lost in divine wonder. Suddenly another spirit being shows up tardy dragging in a corpse, a human body, into the middle of this very spiritual circle. We imagine gasps, screams and shrieks. “Yuck! What *is* that?! Get it […]

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Posted in Reviews, Theology on Jun 15th, 2009

We begin a series of posts on Scot McKnight’s book titled Fasting (Thomas Nelson: 2009) with Foreword by Phyllis Tickle in “The Ancient Practices Series.” Frankly, I was a little skeptical about another book on fasting. As part of the renewal of the church (spearheaded by the so-called ‘third wave’ in the 1980s), I had […]

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Posted in Culture, Reviews on Jun 3rd, 2009

THE TOMMY NIELSEN AMERICAN CONFEDERATES BIBLE Written by scholars and historians of the deep south who are saving their confederate money in the hopes that “the South shall rise again!” You will get chills as the glory days of slavery are relived. The “Articles of the Confederate States” are included and explained. Breath-taking, eye-witness accounts […]

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