Book Review: DMT and the Soul of Prophecy

DMT and the Soul of Prophecy

About the Author Richard Strassman, M.D. is an American psychiatrist who is probably best known for his DEA approved research on the safety of hallucinogenic drugs. Dr. Strassman intravenously injected several volunteers with n,n-Dimethyltryptamine (or n,n-DMT), which has been described as the most powerful psychedelic compound known to mankind. Dr. Strassman published some fascinating information … Read more

The Bible Unearthed – Book Review

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I initially discovered The Bible Unearthed, when searching the Ashland Seminary Library for resources that might help me with some research on Akkadian archaeology from the same time period as our OT time periods. It did not really help me that much with my research paper but the second chapter on the Exodus archaeology was so … Read more

Book Review – “Biblical Literalism: A Gentile Heresy”, by John Shelby Spong

Biblical Literalism: A Gentile Heresy by John Shelby Spong

Biblical Literalism: A Gentile Heresy By: John Shelby Spong About the author:  John Shelby Spong, whose books have sold more than a million copies, was bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark for 24 years before his retirement in 2001. His admirers acclaim him as a teaching bishop who makes contemporary theology accessible to the … Read more

Exodus: Gods and Kings – Movie Review

Exodus Gods and Kings

This review has been long overdue, about a year exactly. However, after watching the movie I felt compelled to give an accurate assessment so others could form a valid expectation and decide whether or not they wanted to watch it, now that it is free on Netflix. Directed By: Ridley Scott. Starring: Christian Bale, Joel … Read more

I (Still) Believe – Book Review

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“I (Still) Believe” Leading Bible Scholars Share Their Stories Of Faith And Scholarship By:  John Byron , Joel N. Lohr Overview: I (Still) Believe explores the all-important question of whether serious academic study of the Bible is threatening to one’s faith. Seventeen prominent biblical scholars share real stories from their lives of faith and scholarship. About … Read more