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About J. Carl Laney

J. Carl Laney teaches Biblical Literature at Western Seminary and coordinates the Israel Study Program. Carl has authored numerous books, including most recently, “Loving Your Enemy: A Biblical Alternative to Revenge” (Ministry: International Journal for Pastors, July 2011).

May
20

Review of Discovery House Bible Atlas

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Discovery House Bible Atlas By John A. Beck Grand Rapids, IL Discovery House Publishers, 2015 347 Pp. |  $39.99 As a serious student of biblical geography, I am always excited about the publication of a new Bible atlas. In my own experience there is nothing that enhances my reading and appreciation of the stories of…
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Apr
29

The Language of Salvation: Discovering the Riches of What It Means to Be Saved

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Reviewed by J. Carl Laney The Language of Salvation: Discovering the Riches of What It Means to Be Saved. By Victor Kuligin Wooster, Ohio. Weaver Book Company, 2015. 255 pp | $15.99   Victor Kuligin is Academic Dean and Lecturer at Bible Institute of South Africa. After his training as a chemical engineer, he went…
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Apr
20

What is the “Unpardonable Sin?”

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A young man came to my office and expressed his concern that he had committed the “unpardonable sin” and there was nothing he could do to be saved from eternal condemnation and judgment. Many believers have been troubled by the question, “Have I committed the unpardonable sin?” A proper understanding of the historical circumstances can…
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Apr
17

The Gift of Roots and Wings

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The Columbia Classic was a 15 kilometer race which follows the historic Columbia River Highway from the Women’s Forum viewpoint to the foot of Oregon’s famous Multnomah Falls. I ran the race with my son, David, thirteen years ago. Although the Columbia Classic is no more, memories of that race linger with me. It was…
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Feb
27

Jonah and the Great Fish (Jonah 1:16)

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Have you ever wondered about the possibility that someone could survive being swallowed by a great fish? Few people would question the historicity of Jonah apart from the “fish story.” It is a whale of a tale! But could it have actually happened? In Sir Francis Fox’s book, Sixty‑three Years of Engineering (cited in Princeton…
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