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The Parable of the Pending Kingdom

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series The Gospel of Luke

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series The Gospel of Luke   This politician hasn’t paid his taxes – but wants to run for office. That politician cannot keep his vow to his wife but claims he’ll keep a promise to this country. Another politician has never made a real decision in their life but they believe they can succeed in office. One by one you can check them off the list by their repeated failures in the small things for if they cannot be trusted in the small things, who would be wise to trust them with the big things? In this political season (as in every day) it would be wise to clarify that what someone does in private has a great deal to do with their capacity in public. The word of God has much to say on the topics of Politics, business, and everyday life. And in this one principle of faithfulness it cries out to be heard in every arena. Most assuredly it applies to we who claim to be servants of Christ Jesus as we await his coming kingdom. It also speaks to those who reject Christ; and more directly it teaches us something about how the kingdom is about to […]


Review: One Nation Under God

Disclaimer: B&H Academic provided me a free copy of this book in exchange for writing the review. Bruce Ashford and Chris Pappalardo recently published a book entitled One Nation Under God, aimed at providing Christians with a resource in discussing politics in our society today. The authors understand how Christians either go to the extreme of not wishing to get involved with or discuss politics or to allow politics to be the resolution to all our issues in society, so Ashford and Pappalardo’s goal was to provide Christians with a balanced view on how Christians can engage in educated, respectful political discussions in our society while still remaining true to our nature as Christians. Before the authors jumped into specific political topics, the first six chapters of One Nation Under God focused on outlining an understanding on how Christians should approach politics in general, by first showing how politics played and plays a role in the central events of the Bible (creation, the fall, redemption, and restoration), onto discussing the four competing views of public life and advocating for a “grace renews nature” approach. The authors then briefly touched on how to declare the Gospel as public truth, then go on to engage in how to relate church and state […]

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Review: Supernatural and The Unseen Realm

Tom has already written a dual review on The Unseen Realm and Supernatural here. For those that haven’t read it, I highly recommend that you do. Faithlife/Logos gave me a free copy of Supernatural (I had already purchased The Unseen Realm) in exchange for reviewing it on Amazon. I decided to also post the review here for our blog readers’ enjoyment. Spoiler alert: I basically agree with Tom’s review of the books and his assessment. Disclaimer: Faithlife Corporation/Lexham Press/Logos Bible Software (The publisher of this book) gave me a free copy of this book in exchange for the review. However, I also own the companion resource to this book entitled The Unseen Realm, which I purchased myself. Dr. Heiser’s book on Supernatural is essentially an abridged edition of his longer volume The Unseen Realm. Whereas The Unseen Realm (which I am also reading through at the moment) is more geared toward a scholarly/academic setting and is a little more in-depth and technical, Supernatural condenses the major takeaways of The Unseen Realm into an edition that is shorter, easier and quicker to read, and more geared toward the everyday churchgoer. My edition also came with a companion study guide that can be used in a Bible Study environment (that while I […]

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