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Tithing and the Church by Gary North
Tithing and the Church by Gary North
4.0 out of 5 stars Gary does exegesis!, Jan. 14 2004
I own most of Gary North's books, and just about all of them have good stuff in them. I'm not always thrilled with Dr. North's exegesis in his economic commentaries on the Bible, where the biblical text is often used as a springboard to discuss scads of interesting topics, but the Biblical text itself sometimes is not very deeply explicated. I guess Dr. North would reply that it's a result of focusing on economic dimensions. Be that as it may, in this book Dr. North does a pretty decent job of explaining, from the biblical text, why tithing is still obligatory for Christians today, and why the tithe should go to the local church. Dr. North could have done even more, of course, and the… Read more
Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri ~ D. Buxtehude
In our house we listen to early music almost exclusively, and while there are other compositions that we rate more highly than this work, I cannot think of any among our 500 CDs that surpass this CD in terms of the performance quality. From beginning to end, every jot and tittle is represented by singing and instrumentation of the highest standard. The singers are Carolyn Sampson and Libby Crabtree (S), Robin Blaze (A), James Gilchrist (T), and Simon Birchall (B). These singers are a dream team for this work. This CD is the pie in pietism -- a seven-course feast of the finest religious music. By the way, another very good recording that I can recommend is by Bach Collegium Japan. But if I… Read more
There Really is a Difference!: A Comparison of Cov&hellip by Renald E. Showers
All the dispensational critiques of covenantal theology that I know of deal with only "classical" covenantal theology and ignore the most recent, very important developments in the expression of the covenant. One smallish book that is actually pretty decent -- although it falls clearly in the category I just described -- is Renald E. Showers' *There Really Is a Difference!: A Comparison of Covenant and Dispensational Theology.* Since the covenant is currently an area where a LOT of theological activity is taking place, I wonder if there are any dispensationalist books that interact with the most recent developments. Even Blaising, Bock and Saucy with their promotion of progressive… Read more