Memories of my father

My father (Richard C. Lamb, senior) passed away yesterday (Feb 10, 2018).  While it wasn’t a shock, he was 84 and in hospice, we are still really sad.…
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Coffee with friends

“We never leave you alone”

As my Korean friends drove me to Incheon Airport to send me home to JFK last Sunday, I expected them to just drop me off at the curb,…
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A map of Korea

Traveling to Korea (Oct 25-Nov 5)

I leave today (Oct 25) to travel to Korea for 12 days.  I will be speaking at one of the largest churches in Korea, SaRang (which means "Love")…
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The Old Testament Is Dying book cover

Is the Old Testament Really Dying?

Christianity Today invited me review Brent Strawn's The Old Testament is Dying: A Diagnosis and Recommended Treatment. Here is my review (titled, "Man shall not live on the New Testament alone").…
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Dave in Liberia

On Saturday (April 8) at 1:00 am I was picked up by Moses, the LIFES (= Liberia International Fellowship of Evangelical Students) staff-worker, and his family.  Shannon joined…
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A Toy Story Meme: Confusion, Confusion Everywhere

Confusion is Good

Confusion, for lack of a better word, is good. At least that's what we see in several passages in the Bible.  Why would God want to intentionally confuse…
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Going to Liberia (April 2017)

Despite the malaria, it was one of the highlights of my life. In the summer of 1985, I went on a summer mission project to Nigeria.  We taught…
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Sinai and the Saints

IVP has just come out with a new book which could be very helpful to people trying to figure out how to understand the laws of the Old…
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Kierkegaard: A Single Life

As we were driving down the highway recently as a family, I informed my college-age sons that a recent album (Reflektor) released by one of their favorite bands (Arcade…
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Encounter with an Ark

On New Years Eve Eve, I dragged my family to see the Ark Encounter in Grant County, Kentucky, as part of a visit to my father in Lexington.…
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A Dream Come True

Do you ignore your dreams? Christmas is a good season to pay attention to them. Do you know where the highest concentration of dreams occurs in the Bible?…
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Prostitutes and Polygamists only $3.99

Prostitutes and Polygamists (the book, not the people) is on sale now for $3.99 in e-book format directly from Zondervan. Here's the link to the Zondervan e-Book sale. Even…
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The King and the Land by Stephen Russell

Stephen Russell's new book, The King and the Land: A Geography of Royal Power in the Biblical World (Oxford, 2016), discusses the various ways the rulers of Israel and Judah used…
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Applying the Book of Kings

I need your help. Help figuring out how to apply the book of Kings. I've been working hard this summer on a commentary on 1, 2 Kings for…
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