Educate Yourself

Covid 19: Reflections from the Prophet Joel

A cataclysmic event gets our attention.  It may involve personal loss, social disruption, natural disaster, plague or pandemic.  In Joel’s day an agriculturally based economy was destroyed by locusts.  It prompted the question, “Has anything…
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Covid 19: Reflections from the Prophet Ezekiel

Catastrophe strikes us and our world changes; this disorientation should drive us to an honest evaluation of our realities and then to solutions.  Denial refuses to acknowledge what has happened: holding tightly to certainties that…
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An Intentional Pilgrimage

It is strange and shameful that many in our Western culture that claim to be Christians, believe, even to the point of being dogmatic, in a book that they have never read.  Still more dangerous…
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A Crime of Biblical Proportion

The Bible has been around for twenty five hundred years.  It continues in its completed form to be the best-selling book on the planet.  From its obscure origination it has become a worldwide sacred text. …
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One Hundred Bible Studies, Conclusion

Reading the Bible will provoke a process of wrestling, doubting, imagining, and aggressively discussing its mysteries.  Scripture is not a static work, but a living, breathing, captivating, and confounding book that is able to equip…
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One Hundred Bible Studies, Part 2

As the prophet Amos declared of old, “There is a famine in the land, not of bread or water, but of hearing and knowing the Word of the Lord.”  Most of our churches teach and…
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