Ritchie Peers into the Heart of Darkness

Mark Andrew Richie [1]. 2000. Spirit of the Rainforest: A Yanomanö Shaman’s Story. Chicago: Island Lake Press. Review by Stephen W. Hiemstra When I was elementary school, the curriculum emphasized repetition. If one paid attention and got it the first time, then boredom was the big challenge. At first, I spent the extra time acting […]

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2 Corinthians: Lifting the Veil

…a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 […]

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2 Corintios: Levantando el Velo

Por Stephen W. Hiemstra …una espina me fue clavada en el cuerpo, es decir, un mensajero de Satanás, para que me atormentara. Tres veces le rogué al Señor que me la quitara; pero él me dijo: “Te basta con mi gracia, pues mi poder se perfecciona en la debilidad.” Por lo tanto, gustosamente haré más […]

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Metaxas: Bonhoeffer’s Times and Ours

Eric Metaxas. 2010.  Bonhoeffer:  Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy—A Righteous Gentile versus the Third Reich.  Nashville:  Thomas Nelson. Review by Stephen W. Hiemstra High school friends once accused me of being born 16 years old.  Having grown up with Vietnam in the 1960s, questions about war and peace were fought in the streets, on television, and […]

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Schaeffer Checks the Pulse of Western Civilization

Francis A. Schaeffer. 2005.  How Should We Then Live: The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture (Orig Pub 1976).  Wheaton: Crossway Books. Review by Stephen W. Hiemstra As a believer in the risen Christ, life sometimes resembles being stuck in a zombie invasion.  Zombies hate living people and desire their destruction.  Conversation with […]

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1 Corintios 16: Unidad y Diversidad en Cristo

Por Stephen W. Hiemstra Manténganse alerta; permanezcan firmes en la fe; sean valientes y fuertes. Hagan todo con amor…Si alguno no ama al Señor, quede bajo maldición. ¡Marana ta! (1 Corintios 16:13-22 NVI) Muchos grupos de estudio avance rápido a través de los capítulos finales en las cartas del apóstol Pablo piensan que los nombres […]

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