Understanding the World of Jesus

Review: Understanding the World of Jesus, by Rose Publishing. One of the main reasons so many people fail to really understand the significance of Jesus’ message and actions is due to a lack of education regarding the time between the Old and New Testaments: the Intertestamental Period. Many people simply do not have the timeContinue reading “Understanding the World of Jesus”

The 1662 Book of Common Prayer

BOOK REVIEW: The 1662 Book of Common Prayer: International Edition I have been excited about International Edition of The 1662 Book of Common Prayer from InterVarsity Press. The churches in which I was involved growing up did not observe a liturgical calendar of any sort, so I recently began discovering the beauty of the rhythm of observingContinue reading “The 1662 Book of Common Prayer”

The Complete Jewish Study Bible

BOOK REVIEW: The Complete Jewish Study Bible from Hendrickson Publishing. I have been studying the relationship between and interdependence of the Old and New Testaments, so I was excited to come across The Complete Jewish Study Bible. The Complete Jewish Bible is a 1988 translation by David H. Stern that was recently updated in 2016. The Complete Jewish Study Bible makes useContinue reading “The Complete Jewish Study Bible”

Love is the Way – Book Review

BOOK REVIEW:  LOVE IS THE WAY: Holding on to Hope in Troubled Times I became a fan of Bishop Michael Curry last year when I came across his The Way of Love podcast one morning while out walking my dog as an escape from the cabin-fever of Florida’s COVID-19 quarantine. Bishop Curry’s calm discussions regarding the troubles facingContinue reading “Love is the Way – Book Review”

Ash Wednesday and Justice

Today marks a worldwide observance among the majority of Christians, called Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of the Lenten season that culminates in Easter Sunday. Irenaeus of Lyons was one early Church leader who wrote about the observance of Lent as it existed in the second century. Socrates and many others wrote of the ChristianContinue reading “Ash Wednesday and Justice”