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About Jim

I am a Pastor, and Professor of Biblical Studies at Quartz Hill School of Theology as well as Adjunct at the Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary

Satan Goes to Lunch

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Rob Bell Talked About the Cross on His Oprah Show… So What

Rob Bell’s show was reviewed by a sympathetic watcher who concludes I’m sure many Christians will watch The Rob Bell Show and feel cross, or disappointed. I hope they don’t get too hung up on the self-help elements of the … Continue reading

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Fortress Clarifies its Revised Review Policy

I appreciate the email sent which states Modest sales of academic books and monographs paired with a commitment to accessible pricing means that we must think carefully about how many free copies of any one title we can distribute.  This … Continue reading

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God, His Servant, and the Nations in Isaiah 42:1-9

Frederik Poulsen’s engaging doctoral dissertation has been published and it is very much worth your time.  And since most have probably not had an opportunity to learn of it, I’ve decided to make it the Book of the Week.  Because … Continue reading

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Press Release: Anita Eerdmans Named New President and Publisher of Eerdmans Publishing; William B. Eerdmans Jr. Assumes Role of Chairman of the Board

Originally posted on EerdWord:
Exciting news from Eerdmans! The following press release was sent out by our publicity office just a few minutes ago.  * * * FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 22, 2014 Anita Eerdmans Named New President and Publisher of…

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A Review of ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’

Originally posted on With Meagre Powers:
I recently saw Ridley Scott’s film, Exodus: Gods and Kings, starring Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton. If you’re expecting to see a movie version of the biblical narratives, then you’ll be sorely disappointed. But then, why…

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The Mouse That Roared

North Korea is threatening to attack the mainland US unless Obama agrees to a joint investigation of the Sony hack.  I think that the President should send his reply painted on the tip of a couple dozen cruise missiles aimed … Continue reading

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