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Beckett: First and Last, Beginning and End

Isaiah 44:6-7, Thus says Yahweh, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, Yahweh of hosts: “I am the first and the last; besides Me there is no god. 204 more words


Beckett: Jesus Never Forgets You

John 10:30, “I and the Father are one.”

In its immediate context, Jesus said, “I am the door of the sheep” (v. 7). Sometimes, I will walk into a room to grab something only to forget what I was doing as soon as I walk through the door. 214 more words


The Lutheran Real Presence: An apologetic primer

I’ve been having a few recent discussions about the Lord’s Supper and the Real Presence with some people of more Reformed/memorialist persuasions. I learned a lot from our dialogues, especially in terms of the most common objections that evangelicals and the Reformed have regarding the Lutheran Real Presence. 2,934 more words


Book Review: In Transit

In Transit: Between the Image of God and the Image of Man

Author: Tshenuwani Simon Farisani

Publisher: William B. Eerdmanns & Africa World Press Inc. 873 more words

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Thirty is not just a number (yes, it’s a sequel)

Tomorrow, if my last student completes her last assignments, I will have finished thirty years of full time teaching. Amazing to me. Lots of ups and downs, but more ups! 457 more words


CLWR’s first webinar

Recently I attended Canadian Lutheran World Relief’s first ever webinar on Refugees, COVID-19 and the Church. It was quite informative. According to one of the speakers, there are around 80 million refugees in the world today. 63 more words


Beckett: Commentary on Job 12, Job's Reply to Zophar - Glory to God's Sovereignty

While Job’s friends have said some true things, they were all in error by assuming Job’s suffering is the direct result of God’s punishment for special sin. 1,609 more words