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This is not so difficult to understand; all I’m doing is voicing what most of you already know. If you’ve read much history at all, you know that Western Civilization is the result of Germanic tribal hordes conquering the last … Continue reading
The Tower of Babel stands in Scripture as the ultimate example of how bad things can be in this fallen world. It was a government that preyed on people to enslave them to impossible dreams, to pull humanity down to … Continue reading
Where do you suppose the term “pastoral” comes from in pastoral psychology? It’s that shepherd thing again; the word “pastor” means someone who tends to sheep out in the pasture lands (pastoral means “out in the pasture”). In faith life, … Continue reading
Dominion is love and vice versa. A critical difference between the Ancient Near East (ANE) and the West is that in the former, even slaves were regarded as having some dignity. It arises from the way the ANE approaches life … Continue reading
The burden of a shepherd’s care knows no holidays. My Christmas present to you is the reminder that we must tribulate. This was a major issue with the New Testament churches. Paul’s letters are loaded with admonitions to embrace the … Continue reading