Dig into Romans With Me (Week 25-Romans 12:1-2)

Paul packed so much into the first two verses of this chapter that I couldn’t fit any more into my thinking. Beloved friends, what should be our proper response to God’s marvelous mercies? I encourage you to surrender yourselves to God to be his sacred, living sacrifices. And live in holiness, experiencing all that delights… Read More

Increase Your Bible Understanding Through History

When my husband and I speak to each other, even after 40+ years of marriage, we need a translator. We’re both speaking English, but we’re coming to the conversation out of very different ways of thinking. Not to mention background, male/female differences, likes and dislikes, family of origin, etc. I think he means “this” when… Read More

Has technology created an abyss of boredom and stupidity?

Have we really moved into passive mode? A character in The Truth Teller by Angel Hunt voices his disgust with the state of the human race: “… By his very success in inventing labor-saving devices, modern man has created an abyss of boredom and stupidity that only the privileged classes in earlier civilizations ever plumbed. The… Read More

the practice of morality vs theoretical intelligence

What is more important: right conduct or right thinking? Your answer will depend in some part on the culture you were raised in. How you read and understand the Bible will also be greatly affected by your answer. In a research paper entitled “The Hebrew Mind vs the Western Mind,” Brian Knowles explores differences in Hebrew and Western thinking.*… Read More