Book Review: Agents of Babylon

This book, Agents of Babylon, contains thirteen different chapters, an epilogue, an appendix, and a couple of other book sections. Each chapter is divided into roughly two sections. In the first section, Jeremiah offers his readers a 'fictional narrative about the subject of the chapter' (x) and in the second section he gives his readers… Continue reading Book Review: Agents of Babylon

The Unshakable Kingdom of God

Grounding Text: Daniel 2:44-45; Hebrews 12:28-29   Download The Church in Exile 3 February 4 2007 Daniel 2 1 49 This is part of a sermon I preached from Daniel 2. I think it is still relevant and still carries some weight. If you would like to read the text of the entire sermon, click… Continue reading The Unshakable Kingdom of God

While Kings Slept, Lenten Reflection #11

[I wrote this a few years ago for a blog I have long since deleted. I don't recall what exactly was going on that particular day, but for some reason, at that point in my life, God's sovereignty and my free will were on my mind. Lately, I have been studying the book of Daniel… Continue reading While Kings Slept, Lenten Reflection #11

Book Review: Simply Jesus

Title: Simply Jesus:  A New Vision of Who He was, What He Did, and Why He Matters Author: N.T. Wright Publisher: HarperOne Year: 2011 Pages: 240 I am typically disinclined to give an N.T.Wright book a poor review. I'm not going to start doing so here. That's not to say I have no criticisms; I… Continue reading Book Review: Simply Jesus

On Kings, Power, the Kingdom of God, and Daniel 11

I went back through my old notes, the ones I managed to save after the church fired me, and found that I have written two separate sets of daily devotionals on the book of Daniel and and entire series of sermons. Now I have a new project where I am doing preliminary work through the… Continue reading On Kings, Power, the Kingdom of God, and Daniel 11

The Book of Daniel in Perspective: The Overarching Points

I was in Sunday School this morning and we were talking about something in John's gospel. Somehow or other the conversation drifted to the book of Daniel–a book I am currently making an extended study of for purposes that are my own right now. Nevertheless, we got there (to Daniel) and somehow started talking about… Continue reading The Book of Daniel in Perspective: The Overarching Points

Eating the Food of Kings

I'm doing some research on the Old Testament book of Daniel in preparation for a project I am about to undertake in the not too distant future. I'm taking it slowly. I'm still in chapter 1. Daniel 1 is an interesting place to begin a book. I mean, Daniel isn't typical prophecy. It has prophetic… Continue reading Eating the Food of Kings

Sermons on the Book of Daniel: The Church in Exile (2007)

Friends, For those of you who happen to preach or teach and need some extra help in preparation you might find this post helpful. All of the files below are found at box.net and are available for access either by going to the box.net widget below or by clicking the links in this post. The… Continue reading Sermons on the Book of Daniel: The Church in Exile (2007)

An Expanded Prayer Vision

A couple of weeks ago, I was preaching my Sunday morning message when I was overcome by an ‘attack’ of kidney stones. It was most unpleasant and I was unable to finish my message that morning. I’m posting the part that I left un-preached here as I believe it was a rather important part of the message.–DG  The Prayers We Pray &… Continue reading An Expanded Prayer Vision