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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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Feb
11

Using A Theological Dictionary for Word Studies

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New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology and Exegesis Second Edition Revision Editor: Moisés Silva     Words are important, even the smallest ones. The comedian Demetri Martin said in one of his routines, “Have you ever noticed that filler words, like ‘sort of,’ are such harmless things to say? It doesn’t really mean anything.…
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Feb
09

The Bible Project

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Transformed Blog recently caught up with Tim Mackie, adjunct faculty member at Western Seminary and pastor at Door of Hope in Portland, OR. Tim, along with storyteller Jon Collins, founded The Bible Project: a non-profit that is creating short, animated videos for each book of the Bible, as well as its central themes, free to…
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Dec
19

Present for His Purposes

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Western Seminary’s Ryan Lister has recently published The Presence of God: Its Place in the Storyline of Scripture and the Story of Our Lives and was asked to blog on the topic of his book for Crossway. This is the second of three parts. The Story So Far As we saw in my last post, God is…
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Dec
17

Thank the Lord Christmas Has Nothing To Do With Santa

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Something has always puzzled me: why in the world is “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” such a beloved and often sung Christmas song? Even more, why would anyone teach it or sing it to their children? The song is nothing more than fuel for good nightmares. “You better watch out. You better not cry.…
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