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Bible Commentary: "Long-term Influence"

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Part five on the Bible Commentary, excerpted from Raymond Cottrell's 1985 Spectrum article, "The Untold Story of the Bible Commentary." You can also read the intro and earlier posts. Commenting is open on this post for the series.

Bible Commentary: "Why Did it Succeed?"

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Part four on the Bible Commentary, excerpted from Raymond Cottrell's 1985 Spectrum article, "The Untold Story of the Bible Commentary." You can also read the intro and earlier posts. Comments will be open on the final post.

Bible Commentary: "Ellen G. White and the Bible"

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Part three on the Bible Commentary, excerpted from Raymond Cottrell's 1985 Spectrum article, "The Untold Story of the Bible Commentary." You can read the intro and the section on "Theological Booby Traps & Road Blocks." Comments will be open on the final post.

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Bible Commentary: "Theological Booby Traps & Road Blocks"

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Part two on the Bible Commentary, excerpted from Raymond Cottrell's 1985 Spectrum article, "The Untold Story of the Bible Commentary." You can read the intro to learn more. Comments will be open on the final post.

"The Untold Story of the Bible Commentary"

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Raymond Cottrell spent 15,000 hours studying every verse of the Bible. This was his job — as an associate editor of the Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, which was published in the 1950s. And with it, Cottrell suggests, Adventist Bible study "came of age."

Oscar Talk with Jared and Alexander

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It's Oscars time. The 82nd Academy Awards ceremony this Sunday, March 7th, showcase the best of film from 2009. In this film vlog, we break down the Oscar nominees and predict winners in all the biggest categories.

This three-part conversation focuses on the importance of film as art and the importance of art as a window into the human experience.

"Practical Intelligence"

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The concept of intelligence has been around for a long time. It has always been controversial with a recognition, for many years now, that the standard measurement of one's intelligence quotient (IQ) is inadequate. Since Howard Gardner's work around the idea of multiple intelligences, the whole field of intelligence has continually shifted and been debated.

Pray the Devil Back to Hell

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How do you unseat a violent and implacable dictator who is wantonly killing his own people? By prayer. Really! Once again a lesson of peacemaking in the face of seemingly impossible odds comes out of Africa, this time from the small West African country of Liberia, founded in 1847 by freed African slaves, and whose capital is named after an American president.

"Growing in Circles: My Struggle to Make Peace with God, Myself, and Just About Everything"

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I’m an avid fiction reader, but the only genre of non-fiction that I devour with the same urgency is the memoir. And among memoirs, the ones I’m most likely to seek out are memoirs by women about their spiritual journeys.

Christians, Taliban and Moral Ambiguity

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In 2001, the Taliban in Afghanistan arrested eight foreign aid workers and sixteen of their Afghan assistants on charges of spreading Christianity.



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