Author Archives: Leroy Seat

About Leroy Seat

* Born in Grant City, MO, on 8/15/1938 * Graduated from Southwest Baptist College (Bolivar, MO) in 1957 (A.A.) * Graduated from William Jewell College (Liberty, MO) in 1959 (A.B.) * Graduated from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, KY) in 1962 (B.D., equivalent of M.Div.) * Received the Doctor of Philosophy degree in theology from SBTS. * Baptist missionary to Japan from 1966 to 2004. * Full-time faculty member at Seinan Gakuin University (Fukuoka, Japan) from 1968 to 2004. * Adjunct professor at Rockhurst University from 2006 to 2014.

Summary of Circling the Elephant (2020) by John J. Thatamanil

[My May 25 regular blog post was about the book that I am summarizing much more fully here. Click here to read the much shorter blog article titled “Pondering Pachyderm Perambulation.”] This is a very scholarly book that, after the … Continue reading

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Writings about Apologetics

On April 15, I posted a new blog article (on my regular blogsite) titled “Apology for Apologetics.” That post, and the comments made about it, can be accessed by clicking here. The blog post just mentioned was directly related to … Continue reading

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Review of Randal Rauser’s “Conversations with my Inner Atheist”

Canadian Baptist theologian and apologist Randal Rauser has authored a delightful new (2020) book on Christian apologetics. The subtitle of this work, which seems to be primarily for questioning Christian believers, or have-been` believers, is A Christian Apologist Explores Questions … Continue reading

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Another Life is Possible (Book Review)

[This is a book review that was posted today, February 8, 2021, on the website of Englewood Review of Books.] A Review of Another Life is Possible: Insights from 100 Years of Life Together Clare Stober, Editor (Hardback: Plough Publishing … Continue reading

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Does The Bible Teach Male Dominance and Female Submission?

Beth Allison Barr is a professor at Baylor University and the author of a new book titled The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How the Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth, due to be published in April. Barr also wrote an … Continue reading

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Review of “Understanding Japaneseness”

[The following is the review I wrote for Missiology: A Review Journal. It was published in the January 2018 issue of that journal and can be accessed here.] Understanding Japaneseness: A Fresh Look at Nipponjinron through “Maternal-filial Affection” by Kosuke … Continue reading

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Summary of Robb Ryerse’s “Running for Our Lives”

[Check out my blog article about Ryerse and his book here.] Ryerse, Robb. Running for Our Lives: A Story of Faith, Politics, and the Common Good. Westminster John Knox Press, 2020. 165 pp. “1  You’ve Got to Do This: Rethinking … Continue reading

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Excerpts from Viktor E. Frankl, “Man’s Search for Meaning”

Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning (original Ger., 1946; original Eng. trans., 1959; Boston Press, 2014), 180 pp. Foreword by Harold S. Kushner (2006) “Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning is one of the great books of our time” … Continue reading

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Excerpts from Jean Vanier’s book “Becoming Human”

Jean Vanier, Becoming Human (Anansi, 1998, 2008; 166 pp.) {The following are some of the notable statements the author made through his book, but this is only a compilation of significant sentences, not in any sense a summary of the … Continue reading

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“This Little Light of Mine”

{Here are my notes for the “Conversation with Children” I led at Rainbow Mennonite Church this past Sunday.} Conversation with Children (Sept. 1, 2019) Did any of you have a birthday last month? – Well, I did. Do you want … Continue reading

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