Monthly Archives: August 2014

Polygamy

Sunday, Aug. 31 Another anomaly is the institution of marriage. God clearly established monogamy as the standard relationship for the family, which is the cornerstone of society. Yet He seems to accept polygamy. Elkanah, the father of Samuel, had two … Continue reading

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Slavery

Saturday, Aug. 30 Yesterday’s blog raises a number of questions for me. In dealing with human differences, why do some people have the potential to become great athletes or great musicians or scientists or poets? Why do some people gravitate … Continue reading

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Created Unequal

Friday, Aug. 29 “God has ordained inequality.”—Pastor Dan McMillan. The preamble to our constitution says that God has created us equal, which seems to contradict Pastor Dan’s comment. It really doesn’t. They are in two different genres. We are all … Continue reading

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Enough is Enough

Thursday, Aug. 28 “We really should be teaching students how to think on their own. Letting them struggle just enough, but not so much that they give up.”—Laura Lethe, math teacher in Salem, OR. This has been a standard principle … Continue reading

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Lordship

Wednesday, Aug. 27 The concept of free will and election (predestination) is a paradox. Theologians have debated this for centuries. The idea of being free and at the same time a slave is somewhat of a paradox, too. It has … Continue reading

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Soldiers and Slaves

Tuesday, Aug. 26 “When you know you are in a war, your adrenaline flows. You are passionate. You willingly make sacrifices. You don’t expect or demand constant comfort, security, enjoyment, and entertainment.” –Peter Kreeft in The Good War. As a … Continue reading

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Christian Terminology

Monday, Aug. 25 Here is a third way to get into meditation. We often use terms that are only partly understood and we seem to be content with that. Take the term “Christ like.” The first thought that comes to … Continue reading

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