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Eighteen Dead Men

“Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?” Luke 13:4  Sometimes the Bible introduces us to a historical event in one verse, only to see it vanish forever by the next verse. The event in Siloam that […]

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Candace, Queen of Ethiopia

“And, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians.”  Acts 8:27  Africa is a fascinating continent. It’s a continent of extremes. Think of the sand-filled countries of Chad and Algeria over against the lush rainforest jungles of Cameroon and the Congo. There are nations with almost 100 […]

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Maschil

Among the most interesting parts of the Psalms are the subtitles found under certain chapter headings throughout the book. We can learn a lot about a psalm from what we find in these brief statements. Sometimes they recount the historical setting behind the writing of a psalm. Psalm 3 tells us that it’s “a Psalm […]

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Search for the Twelve Apostles 

The Search for the Twelve Apostles   By Dr. William Steuart McBirnie  Tyndale House Publishers, 2008  Reviewed by Mike Velthouse    It’s quite amazing when you think about it. Of all the men whom Jesus could have called to be his disciples, surely he would have looked in Athens for the philosophers and cultural elite. Finding them in Alexandria amongst the […]

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Learning to Love the Psalms

Book Review: Learning to Love the Psalms, by W. Robert Godfrey. Sanford, FL: Reformation Trust Publishing, 2017. $14.42. 257 pp (hardcover).   One hundred fifty psalms. Have you ever thought that when the time came to organize this book, they were just randomly put in order based on when they were discovered or when they […]

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