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The Mission of the Body of Christ by Russ Ramsey

I have an odd relationship with the book of Acts. I was initially exposed to Acts in a fourth-grade Sunday School class. The teacher in charge of the class liked to show a 3-hour movie made in the 80's which told the story verbatim from the NIV translation. There were a few occasions where the …

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Graphic showing a silly book blurb describing The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis as "One-on-one mentoring done in the very worst way. Depending on how you look at it." Text copyright 2020 by Gabriel Connor Salter.

More of my worst book blurbs (and some by other people)

Yesterday I tweeted the last of fifty deliberately bad book blurbs describing speculative fiction stories in, well, the worst way possible. I had a lot of fun doing this, it gave me a chance to experiment with satire and humor in ways I hadn't been able to before. I also had a lot of fun …

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Graphic showing a satirical book blurb for 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke. "The monkeys are getting restless. Some say the aliens are responsible." Text copyright 2020 by Gabriel Connor Salter.

The Bad Book Blurb Contest: Worst Descriptions of Classic Spec Fic Books

This week, I'm going to do something a bit different from my usual blog post routine, and do something humorous. Why? Partly because we're all in a tough time right now and we could always use a few more laughs. Also because this humorous thing connects to topics I've discussed frequently in my regular posts: …

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Review: Four Portraits, One Jesus by Mark L. Strauss

If you're like me, you've probably wondered a few times why there are four separate accounts of Jesus' life in the Bible. What do they each do differently? How are they similar? Why not just create a combined Gospel that covers all the material in one place? What about the so-called later Gospels that Gnostics …

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