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About hjimkeener

Education: B.A.: Moody Bible Institute GCTS: Knox Theological Seminary M.Div.: Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Ph.D.: Baylor University Ministry Experience: I have served as a Youth Minister, Associate Pastor of English Ministry, and a pulpit supply preacher. Teaching Experience: In addition to teaching in various volunteer and professional ministry settings, I have taught as a University Professor (Teaching Fellow; Baylor University) and as a Seminary Professor (El Seminario de la Iglesia Presbiteriana de Bolivia). I have also given lectures and sermons in Spanish.

A Renovated Masterpiece: The New Cambridge Paragraph Bible in Black Calfskin (Personal Size with Apocrypha) Part 2

Last fall I took a look at the inside of a fresh new rendition of the King James Version–The New Cambridge Paragraph Bible.  I found it to be a strangely successful combination of seemingly contradictory impulses–refreshingly innovative in terms of … Continue reading

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Back in . . . Black: The NKJV Cambridge Clarion Reference Bible in Black Calf Split Leather

Since first receiving my ESV Clarion Reference Bible last summer, I’ve come to love this Bible, and it has even become my main, go-to English Bible for most purposes.  I am excited to have a chance to review one of … Continue reading

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ESV Cambridge Clarion Update: What’s the Deal with the Page Curling? And other Questions . . .

As promised, I have contacted the good people at Cambridge about pages that have a tendency to curl and about the initial run of text blocks that were discontinued in the UK. I have received a helpful and detailed response, … Continue reading

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Praying Honestly

I’ve written in the past about the lament psalms and how they teach us to pray honestly.  I am increasingly convinced that the church needs to learn to pray honestly, now more than ever.  In our 21st Century middle-class American … Continue reading

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Always Be Like Jesus

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DIY Leather Book/Bible Cover

I’ve always thought it would be cool to buy some leather and “hack” out a DIY leather-covered Bible or journal, or maybe even a book.  Granted, If you want the finished look of a Cambridge Bible or an Easton Press leather-bound book, you’re … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

OK, so I admit I’ve been on a blogging hiatus recently.  I’ve been quite busy, with a new addition to my family, several publications in the works, and of course a wonderful but sometimes quite demanding job.  Well, I’ve some … Continue reading

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Saint John’s Bible: A New Illuminated Bible

Prior to the printing press, when book manuscripts were hand crafted, the high art form of illuminating manuscripts flourished.  Books and Bibles were decorated in the margins, and the decorations almost always contained gold and silver that made the book … Continue reading

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Fine-Tuning a Modern Classic: The New Black (Imitation Leather) ESV Pitt Minion

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While my search for the ideal pocket Bible will probably never truly end, for practical purposes I found the one that fits my needs best while I was still in grad school:  The Cambridge Pitt Minion Reference Bible.  So, when … Continue reading

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Thank You, Rich Mullins! Remembering a Life Well Lived

‘Cause I know the river is deep I found out that the currents are tricky And I know that the river is wide And oh the currents are strong And I could lose every dream I dreamt that I could … Continue reading

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