Monthly Archives: December 2015

Top Reads of 2015

It’s that time of year again. Time to look back, reflect, and evaluate a year. Each year I try to highlight the books which stood out as the best. This year my reading was greater in quantity than it has … Continue reading

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Encountering Jesus: Herod the Great

Sunday, December 27th, 2015. Encountering Jesus: Herod the Great (Matthew 2:13-18)   Sources: Craig L. Blomberg Matthew (NAC). Nashville: Broadman, 1992. R.T. France. The Gospel of Matthew (NICNT). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007. Richard B. Hays. The Moral Vision of the New Testament. New York: HarperOne, … Continue reading

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Encountering Jesus: The Shepherds

Sunday, December 20th, 2015. Encountering Jesus: The Shepherds (Luke 2:1-20) Sources: Image: Govaert Flinck. The Annunciation to the Shepherds. (1639). Darrell L. Bock.  Luke (NIVAC). Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996. Shaye J.D. Cohen. From the Maccabees to the Mishnah (Second Edition). Louisville: WJK, 2006. … Continue reading

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Encountering Jesus: Gabriel

Sunday, December 13th, 2015. “Encountering Jesus: Gabriel” (Luke 1:26-38)   Sources: Darrell L. Bock.  Luke (NIVAC). Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996. M.J. Davidson. “Angels”. Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels. Joel B. Green, Scot McKnight, I. Howard Marshall (eds.). Downer’s Grove: IVP Academic, … Continue reading

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Encountering Jesus: Mary & Joseph

Sunday, December 6th, 2015 (Advent 2). Encountering Jesus: Mary & Joseph (Matt. 1:18-25). Sources: The poem & image used in the Sermon are: Sr. Columba Guare. O Eve! & Sr. Grace Remington, OCSO. Virgin Mary and Eve. Crayon & pencil drawing © 2005, Sisters … Continue reading

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Encountering Jesus: Elizabeth & John

Sunday, November 29th, 2015 (Advent 1). Encountering Jesus: Elizabeth & John (Luke 1:39-45)   Sources: Richard Bauckham. Gospel Women: Studies in the Named Women in the Gospels. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002. Darrell L. Bock.  Luke (NIVAC). Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996. Joel B. … Continue reading

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