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ROB BELL RAISED HELL as a topic to ponder. Yes, I have read Rob Bell’s Love Wins: A Book about Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived. I wrote on my FaceBook page that I agree with 85% of the book and I am seriously troubled by 15% of the book. […]

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I was invited by Milton Stanley, editor, to receive and review an advanced copy of Jeff Weddle’s book The Gospel-Filled Wallet: What the Bible Really Says About Money (Morrison, TN: Transforming Publishing, 2010). A Pertinent, Pressing Issue: Money Having read Jeff Weddle’s book, I will offer three stimulating benefits and three pastoral concerns. Because Jeff […]

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Craig R. Koester offers both a theologically vibrant and pastorally applicable presentation of Revelation in his book Revelation and the End of All Things.  Koester is professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN. I was trained in what has become a theologically obnoxious and pastorally irrelevant view of the enigmatic apocalypse of […]

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One Pastor’s Eye on The Book of Eli By John W. Frye [This review was posted on Jesus Creed hosted by Dr. Scot McKnight.] Who would have imagined a 21st century movie made about The King James Version of the Bible? Denzel Washington’s The Book of Eli puts the 1611 Bible dead center in the […]

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The following review of Sarah Palin’s Going Rogue: An American Life is by Julie A. Frye, my fantastic wife. I am glad to have Julie join me at “Jesus the Radical Pastor.” When Sarah Palin was introduced to the 2008 political scene, I was instantly curious to know more about her.  I followed the news […]

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SPOILER! Julie and I walked away from The Invention of Lying discussing the provocative premise of the film. Starring and written by Ricky Gervais, the film has creative British humor and a magnetic story. Human beings only tell the truth no matter how blunt and offensive (to us the viewers) it may seem. The truth-telling […]

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