Educate Yourself

SACRED SENSE: PART TWO

A working definition from the book of Proverbs is this: intelligent perception leading to an accurate interpretation of events, being skillful in living, having “sacred sense.”  Proverbs 9:1-6 portrays “Lady Wisdom” holding a banquet at…
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SACRED SENSE: PART ONE

Wisdom may be defined as intelligent perception, correct interpretation of events, or as “sacred sense.” The concept of wisdom in the book of Proverbs is feminine in language (1:20-21; 3:13-20; 4:5-9; 8: 1-36; and here…
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A Sweet Fragrance Unto God

Serious students of the Scripture have a proven way of study.  They have helpful Study Bibles; they do word studies, or they refer to other sources such as commentaries and devotionals.  There is also a…
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Dastardly Duos

You are reading one of those Psalms where the writer is pleading and praying for the destruction of God’s enemies and you encounter a verse that seems to be describing extraterrestrial aliens like “Oreb and…
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Blind Spots and the Persecuted

One aspect of the definition of “blind spots” speaks to the intentional ignorance and the persistent lack of insight or awareness about a specific area of one’s belief or behavior, the recognition of which would…
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Blind Spots and Missions

Unless we commit ourselves as Christ followers to the whole counsel of God’s Word, we will fail to calibrate our lives to his plan for our path today and to the context of God’s person…
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Blind Spots and the Marginalized

Living in a chaotic, compromised, and confusing culture can provoke us to a greater resolve in our faith walk, or it can begin to erode that path with distractions, deceit, and deception.  It is therefore…
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Blind Spots and the Church

Jesus initiated “the Church” in the Gospels.  In Acts, Luke wrote of its birth and early years.  Sharing doctrine and practice, the writers of the epistles unpacked what it means to be the Church, as…
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Blind Spots and Belief

In our Western culture there are many voices competing for our attention and allegiance.  These voices resonate from technology, science, psychology, and religion.  We are inundated with marketing and manipulation on a grand scale.  This…
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Eternal Life

What is meant by the concept of ”eternal life”?  What part do we play in achieving it or in offering it to others?  What assurance is there that one can actually be in possession of…
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