Dreams, Cannibalism, & the Danger of Normative Morality

A few weeks ago, I dreamed a disturbing dream. As with many dreams, I cannot recall the context nor the setting in great detail, yet Tiff and I were eating a meal with others. We were eating meat, which I came to realize was not beef or pork but human. Everyone at the table ate …

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VI. Murder | Exodus 20:13

You shall not murder. Exodus 20:13 ESV With our study of the Sixth Commandment, we now officially move into the second half of the Ten Commandments. As we noted while discussing the Fifth Commandment, the final six commands apply directly to how we treat our fellow humans, whereas the first four consider how we relate …

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How We See Jesus | Colossians 1:15-20

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things …

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Why Missions? | Nahum 1

Nahum is not a common book to preach from in general, but even so, using it as our platform for discussing the reason and heart behind missions is more than a bit ironic. If any minor prophet is thought to have a missional theme, it would be Jonah, the reluctant prophet whom God sent to …

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V. Honor | Exodus 20:12

Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you. Exodus 20:12 ESV In our study of the Ten Commandments, we enter now the second table of commands. Commandments 1-4 comprise the first table, which describes how we are to love God, …

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How We Pray | Colossians 1:9-14

And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and …

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Loving God & Neighbor Through the Fourth Commandment

Theologians have often divided the Ten Commandments into two tables, one pertaining to the love of God and the other describing how to love neighbor. The most traditional division is between the Fourth and Fifth Commandments, for fairly obvious reasons. The Fourth Commandment requires the remembering and keeping of the Sabbath day holy, while the …

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