Monthly Archives: March 2017

Don’t Be Surprised

Paul had a secular skill as a tent maker. That term referred to a wide array of actual products made from heavy fabrics, leather and rope. As you might expect, he could also do sails and ship rigging. In some … Continue reading

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01 An Elder’s Moral Covering

I’m not a leader; I’m an elder. I don’t lead; I provide moral covering. You’ll find plenty of biblical references to the symbol of “covering for sins.” It goes all the way back to the Garden of Eden and the … Continue reading

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Not Giving Up 02

This is a rough day for me with pretty harsh symptoms from a cold virus. I’ve been careful and proactive because of my personal history with such things, so I’m not feeling dead or wishing I were. Still, I’m dozing … Continue reading

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Some Prophetic Insight

See the bigger picture. Consider Romans 9:14-24 and Jeremiah 18. God is the Potter; His plans and motives are inscrutable to us. But His moral character is fully revealed. If we see that a country is not obeying the Covenant … Continue reading

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Go Big or Go Home

The question is always the same whether it’s politics or war: Cui bono? If your dream is to destroy a moral evil on the earth, take away the profit. I hear activists talking about the need to stop this or … Continue reading

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Faith Does Not Compute

Here we take a short tour through the history of Western Christian theology. Our attention is focused on the business of fallen nature and human reason. First, we have to understand that Hebrew Scriptures assume a wholly different anthropology from … Continue reading

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Mystical Predictive Analysis

As I’ve often noted, Christian Mysticism isn’t a matter of content, but a way of approaching the question of religion. I dare say most of the Christian Mystics I’ve read do not at all believe in the doctrine of the … Continue reading

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