Tag Archives: Bible

When God Contradicts Himself

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Let’s face it.  There are aspects of God’s Word that are very confusing.  Some passages are just plain weird and others seem contradictory.  For those of us who believe that the Bible is God’s inerrant word in the original manuscripts … Continue reading

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Applying God’s Ancient Promises Today

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God promised Abraham a nation and the Promised Land.  He delivered. God assured Moses that Pharaoh would let his people go.  So it happened. The prophet Samuel, at God’s command, anointed a shepherd boy king of Israel.  David became Israel’s greatest king and … Continue reading

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Childhood, Adolescence, Adulthood, and a Mid-life Crisis: A Guide to Reading the Bible

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Do you ever struggle to understand  individual books, chapters or verses of the Bible? Most of us do.  The sixty-six books of the Bible were written over roughly 1500 years by many different authors in three ancient languages, and the books … Continue reading

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What is the Remedy for Corruption?

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I live in Illinois, the state in which one hears jokes about governors moving out of the governor’s mansion directly into prison.  It’s not funny. Corruption, while present in every culture throughout the ages, seems to have gained a deadly stranglehold in our country in recent years.  … Continue reading

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Knowing God…Selectively?

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People tend to hear what they want to hear and ignore or forget what they don’t want to hear.  Have you noticed that?  Say to a child, “We’ll get ice cream after you clean your room,” and what will she hear?  … Continue reading

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Is God Love or is Love God?

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Love is… I’ve read appropriately lovely thoughts on the subject of love in several blogs today.  What else is there to say?  Do we really need one more “love” post? Probably not, but what the heck. We all talk about love like … Continue reading

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Scuba gear or jet skis?

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“Once I was a scuba diver in the sea of words. Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a jet ski.”  So says Nicholas Carr in his book The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our … Continue reading

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What the Bible does NOT say about Parenting

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Every parent wants to raise happy, well-adjusted and successful children.  Toward that end, I regularly consulted books full of child-rearing advice during times of parental angst.  I also wondered what the Bible had to say on the subject and was surprised to find precious little explicit parenting … Continue reading

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The Bible and the Newspaper on a Saturday Morning

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“Read the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other.” I’ve heard this quote, or something like it, attributed to either Billy Graham or Karl Barth.  (If you know who originally said this, please enlighten me!)  While not my original thought, … Continue reading

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What the Bible Does Not Say About Marriage

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I once searched the Bible for a passage exalting and approving of long and successful marriages.  I thought that would be nice.  Surely God would have a few words or praise for couples who had faithfully stayed in their marriages until “death did they … Continue reading

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