Six Principles for Reading the Bible

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3ovbQi9imqJudNgeJT4vj3?si=idFHH_wHQeWyjmVziedRyg My reading goal for 2023 is to go deeper rather than merely wider. From 2017 onward, I have aimed to read fifty-two books each year, and there are great benefits to be gained from reading widely. Yet my plan for this year is less about variety and more about meditative chewing. For example, I …

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Looking Forward | Looking Back (2021)

Today we say goodbye to 2021 and make ourselves ready for 2022. As I did last year, I would like to make my final post of the year one that both looks forward to what the new year might hold as well as looking back on some highlights of the previous year. So, what’s the …

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Visionless in a Visual Age

https://open.spotify.com/episode/55jpBoVCr069TdWrh0zmM9?si=Hasc9NoeQmWgpp50z-y_nQ I have a thought or two about the whole Kyle Rittenhouse trial and verdict. But let me first say that I am glad that the calling of a pastor does not include the requirement of being a cultural commentator. I am too slow of thought to have something scriptural and meaningful say before social …

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Is Disney or Scripture Catechizing Your Child’s Imagination?

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5VXYz18jSudWE5MiuQMsOk?si=tGB8nwZsRXeyVRXEmcXTbw Before we can discuss the titular question, allow me to lay out a very brief but necessary biblical framework for the importance of passing down stories to our children. Deuteronomy 6:4-9 is a foundational text within all of Scripture for, at least, three reasons. First, it provides the great confession of the Old Testament: …

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