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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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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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Marriage: Covenant within Covenant

First, allow me to list some Bible references for this: Genesis 2:24, 31:19; Deuteronomy 7:1-4; Ruth 1:16-18; Esther 1:10-22; Ezra 9:1-2, 10:1-14. In the Ancient Near East (ANE), there was a particular recurring problem that was addressed by the Covenant … Continue reading

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If Necessary…

Much of my counsel regarding romance aims at avoiding bad relationships in the first place. Still, I suspect a very large number of my readers are already in a relationship and it may not be as sweet a match as … Continue reading

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Hebrew Feudal Relations

I still read a lot of news about mainstream Christian religious activities. There seems to be some confusion about Hebrew feudal relations in the Old Testament household. Most of what we see in Western Christianity is far closer to Germanic … Continue reading

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Divine Stress Test

You should expect this time of wrath and tribulation to shake loose things that are fake. This is behind the language of exposure in Scripture: things “laid bare,” sins brought into the light, etc. During long periods of prosperity and … Continue reading

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Covenant Manhood 04

Cosmic moral truth says that marriage is a covenant of interdependence. She does things you cannot, and surely the reverse is true. Whether either of you manage to do those things appropriately is another matter entirely, but be aware of … Continue reading

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