Ancient History, History, Theology

Oh, Christmas Posts!

Over the years, I have written quite a bit about the various things that pertain to Christmas. Sometimes, it is about smashing myths. But mostly, they are about a deeper knowledge of the Scriptures. The Virgin Birth 1. Introduction 2. Miraculous Conception 3. Virginity 4. Silence of the Apostles 5. Some Questions Other Christmas Questions… Continue reading Oh, Christmas Posts!

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History Facts, People You've Never Heard Of

Algonquians at Harvard?

In 1650, the General Court of Massachusetts chartered Harvard College because "many well devoted persons have been, and daily are moved, and stirred up, to give and bestow, sundry gifts, legacies, lands, and revenues...that may conduce to the education of the English and Indian youth of this country, in knowledge and godliness..." [Emphasis added] By 1656, Harvard… Continue reading Algonquians at Harvard?

Ancient History, Theology

David’s Song(s) from 1 Chronicles 16

Yesterday at Bedford Road, I spoke on David's song from 1 Chronicles 16. The song is a composite of Psalm 105:1-15, 96:1-13, and 106:1 and 47-48. It is a great example of the way the Scriptures were viewed in the Judaism that formed in the early Achaemenid Period. There are only a few subtle changes… Continue reading David’s Song(s) from 1 Chronicles 16

Church in the Blender, Ecclesiology (Church), Theology

Revisiting the History

This November will mark my 14th anniversary as the pastor of Heritage Baptist Church (2004-2010) + Grace Baptist Church (2010) = Bedford Road Baptist Church (2010-Present). This remarkable journey continues to amaze me. That means that sometime in 2020, I will pass Pastor Paul Schultz as the longest serving pastor of either of the original… Continue reading Revisiting the History

Church, Theology, Things We Shouldn't Discuss, Worship

Say No! to Church in a Can

Canned bread. Bread in a can... I did not believe that such a thing as a canned bread existed until someone showed it to me in their cupboard. Apparently, B&M - a Portland, Maine, based company - manufactures and cans this stuff. There are plenty of people here in New England who love it. They eat… Continue reading Say No! to Church in a Can

Ancient History, History, Theology

Holy Cow!

That Flirtation with Monotheism in Egypt Djhutmose was the perfect son and heir. He was a priest of Ptah and a philanthropist who even had a limestone sarcophagus made for the body of his embalmed cat Ta-miu.When he died suddenly, his father Amāna-ḥāpta (Amenhotep III) had his sarcophagus inscribed with the phrase mꜣꜥ ḫrw (maa-kheru - literally "the true… Continue reading Holy Cow!

Ancient History, History

The Lion’s Den

O king! Did you not sign an injunction, that anyone who makes petition to any god or man within thirty days except to you, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions? (Daniel 6:12) It is one of the most familiar stories of the Old Testament. Daniel the Jew refuses to stop worshiping… Continue reading The Lion’s Den