Author Archives: Ed Hurst

About Ed Hurst

Disabled Veteran, prophet of God's Laws, Bible History teacher, wannabe writer, volunteer computer technician, cyclist, Social Science researcher

Church Is Not an Open Square

The church was meant to be a private family gathering. It was modeled on the synagogue; the public could attend, but the proceedings were aimed at the family members. The focus was to improve family life and strengthen the covenant. … Continue reading

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Omni This-n-That

Supposed attributes of God, omniscience, omnipotence, omni-benevolence — they are all mere logical terms. To apply them to God actually brings Him down because He transcends the categories. They aren’t that useful as theological statements because theology itself must of … Continue reading

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The Human Need to Give

There is a sense in which this can’t be explained, but it surely needs to be declared: Every human desperately needs to sacrifice for others. I’m not talking about our need for others to love us; that’s real but it’s … Continue reading

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Neutral on Jordan Peterson

This is not aimed at anyone in particular; I’ve had a few hints and questions from several readers. You don’t need me to tell you what to think about people like Jordan Peterson. All I can do is tell that … Continue reading

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Kiln of the Soul: Discerning the Context

Israel was a covenant nation. Regardless of geographical borders, they were the same nation wherever they were. Nor was it a question of DNA. According to that covenant, anyone from any genetic heritage could embrace the covenant and become an … Continue reading

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The US Is Terminal

Let’s be honest with ourselves: The US is a socialist country. We have been so for most of our country’s history. Keep in mind that Lincoln and Marx adored each other and were pen-pals. The US became socialist as soon … Continue reading

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We Are Pioneers

Let’s be clear: In the Bible, Law is Law. The proper approach to Law is the Hebrew mystical traditions of seeing through the particulars as limited expressions of something deeper and more substantive. The whole idea is to inspire awe … Continue reading

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