Monthly Archives: October 2011

Soulen-Questions of Culture and Gender

I continue to consider Kendall Soulen’s book, Divine Name(s) and the Holy Trinity. If Jewish-Christian relations raise a question about using Father, Son and Spirit as divine names, so do the spread of Christianity to non-Western cultures and the emancipation … Continue reading

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Soulen–the Trinity’s Jewish Connection

Again I am looking at the book by R. Kendall Soulen The Divine Name(s) and the Holy Trinity. He wants us to rethink the name of God in the light of Christian-Jewish relations. This paragraph is my understanding of the … Continue reading

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Deuteronomy 32–Particular Love

Deuteronomy 32:8-9 has been pared with Psalm 82 as illustrating an old pagan religion underlying the religion of the Bible. The question here, of course, is whether you believe God revealed himself to some of the early Israelites, or whether … Continue reading

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Soulen on the Divine Name

I have begun reading R. Kendall Soulen’s The Divine Name(s) and the Holy Trinity. I know it sounds like a tedious theological topic. Trust me, though, this book is not that hard to read and it deals with its topic … Continue reading

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Deuteronomy 32-the Rock

All through Deuteronomy 32 we find God and gods named the rock. Here are the passages: Deuteronomy 32:4 He is the rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are just: a faithful God and never unfair, just and … Continue reading

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Men and Church

This morning I read an article about why men don’t go to church so much. Men don’t go to church as much as women. I am a man who still goes to church even though I no longer serve as … Continue reading

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Jesus–American Politics

Was Jesus a Republican or a Democrat? I have decided that the historical Jesus series is too general. I will come back to the topic eventually, blogging a particular book or part of the gospels. My reason for getting into … Continue reading

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