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Gospel of John, Part 2

The essay on John 1-12 developed the hypothesis that it was God’s original plan for science to emerge in Alexandria before the time of Christ. This hypothesis is developed further in the essay on John 13-17. One can see throughout … Continue reading

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Gospel of John

The Gospel of John begins by describing Jesus as the Word made flesh. My thesis is that the first 12 chapters of John make cognitive sense as a description of incarnation descending from God in Teacher thought to humanity in … Continue reading

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1 & 2 Thessalonians

Paul’s two letters to the Thessalonians talk extensively about the second coming of Christ.  The book of Revelation describes two main aspects to this second coming:  A rational understanding of God is unveiled in Revelation 10 and 11 leading to … Continue reading

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1 John

I have suspected for a while that the book of 1 John describes a sequence, but I did not know exactly what kind of sequence it contained until I looked at the book in more detail. It appears that 1 … Continue reading

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Matthew 24

Jesus discusses the ‘end times’ in considerable detail in Matthew 24. (Luke 21 and Mark 13 are parallel passages.) I recently presented a new interpretation of the book of Revelation. If this is a valid interpretation, then passages such as … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians

I recently asked a Wycliffe Bible translator which book of the New Testament he found most difficult to translate, and he answered that it was Paul’s letters to the Corinthians. Paul’s first letter also contains a number of controversial passages … Continue reading

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The Internet and Morality

Marshall McLuhan said that the medium is the message. While I think that this is an overstatement, I have found that there is a strong tendency for the medium to shape the message. This essay looks at the message of … Continue reading

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Kabbalah

The Wikipedia page for Christian theology is extensive, while the page for Jewish theology redirects to Jewish philosophy. Kabbalah has the reputation of being something mysterious, and its history is shrouded in mystery, but it is actually the Jewish substitute … Continue reading

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Meine Reise nach Palästina

My grandfather, Isaac P. Friesen, took a three-month trip to the Mediterranean in 1910, and he wrote a book in German about his travels entitled Meine Reise nach Palästina. This book is out of print and is not on the … Continue reading

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Systematic Theology by Louis Berkhof

Louis Berkhof taught at Calvin Theological Seminary for almost four decades and was the president of the seminary for 13 years. His 830 page book on systematic theology is still regarded as a standard textbook of reformed theology.My basic premise … Continue reading

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