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It Would Have Been Enough

Recently I heard a homily on the Jewish concept Dayeinu, “It would have been enough.” It touched me deeply and propelled me to do some additional study on the subject. Dayeinu is a song used by the Jews as they celebrate Passover. It is a song of memory and gratefulness. It

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Humans Reject the Truth

“What is truth?” The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, Romans 1:18 With this overarching statement, Paul opens his short course on worldview (Romans 1:18 -32). God’s wrath stands against the rebellion and

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Worldview 102 – The Influence of a Sacred Belief System

Worldview 102 – The Influence of a Sacred Belief System                                                                                

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Wisdom: The False and the True

Do you really know what wisdom is? For example, sometimes we speak of “worldy wisdom,” as in, “There’s a real debonair fellow. That guy has lots of worldy wisdom.” But in Proverbs, worldly wisdom means human wisdom that sets itself up in contrast with God’s wisdom. Worldly wisdom is actually

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What is the Meaning of Life?

The School of Athens by Raphael What is the meaning of life? Where is this meaning to be found? Such questions, still highly relevant, have been kicked around for a long time. Some well-known, ancient Greeks had a lot to say about this question. Aristotle led the discussion about the use of

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Wisdom is Better Than Knowledge

Wisdom is not the same thing as being smart. Who’s the smartest person in history? Albert Einstein? Stephen Hawking? Marilyn vos Savant? We all admire geniuses. In fact, human intelligence is a gift from God. But there’s something even better than intelligence. The Bible places a higher value on wisdom

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Students Need to Know Why They Know What They Know

Students Need to Know Why They Know What They Know John Calvin. The name evokes images of esoteric theological discussions in medieval European churches. But did you know that Calvin helped his hometown (Geneva, Switzerland) smell better? And that wasn’t the casual result of some marginal avocation. No, Calvin regarded the olfactory to

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All Black Lives Matter … Even Tiny Ones

In the previous post we showed that, measured by actual practice, many who say “black lives matter” really believe that only some black lives matter. That’s the reasonable conclusion from the deafening silence about so much black-on-black violence. In addition to the horrendous black-on-black violence and homicides, there is another place where

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All Black Lives Matter

Photo by Fibonacci Blue from Minnesota “Black lives matter, but some black lives matter more than others” (with apologies to George Orwell). At least that’s what one gathers from the movement. It began only after several controversial (and lamentable) police shootings. In the words of one of the founders, Alicia Garza: “#BlackLivesMatter

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God the Builder: An Architect’s Captivating Discovery, part 2

Dome of the Florence Cathedral by Brunelleschi (1438) who transformed the role and status of the architect. Photo by Bruce Stokes on Flickr In part 1 we wrote about architect Christopher Alexander who said that his half century as an architect and student of creation has persuaded him not only of God’s existence

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