Theological in nature
"What's In a Name?"
In the first part I chronicled Paul's work in Athens and distinguished it from the earlier work in Thessalonica and Berea. Athens was somewhat of a cultural estuary that typified some of the attitudes among the cultural elite in the Hellenic settings of the world that Paul traveled in. Paul, the Pharisee, was able to communicate with the Greeks because he could become like 'one not under the law'. His experience there typifies what we
“What Is in a Name???"
I have recently started reading on religious history in America; and more specifically on 'Evangelical' history. The problem the author describes right from the very beginning is, 'How do you define an Evangelical?'. Would you know one if you passed him (or her) on the streets? How would you distinguish Evangelicals from other denominations? Viewed from this angle, the history becomes somewhat obtuse; the author follows a thread in
In 'It Is All a Matter of Attitude'
When I was in college my professor, whom you never challenged for accuracy, told us this report of fish as a scientific fact. (Yes, I know, 'facts are facts' but he did describe the experiment; so some one actually spent time and money messing around with fish.) It seems that someone wanted to study reactions to various situations and relate it to behavioral growth in children. ('Fish and children' sounds like someone is 'angling' for
"God's Ultimate Concern"
In looking at creation, I have always seen the hand of God working to make something that He can love and receive love from at the same time. The whole history laid out in the bible, if we take it as a true revelation, seems to point to that one idea. If Jesus is the summation of what was started in Genesis one, than John 3:16 is more than just a banner at a sporting event, and shows us more than the eyes of Tim Tebow. (He has the verse reference painted
'A Certain State Of Undivided Mind'
He was traveling under orders, and he had to go where he was ordered. Obedience was very important, for the state of the nation was in peril. The leadership had lost it's bearings, the people were in disarray, and he was getting so old. He had led the nation for many years, but was now commanded to pass it on to another. This was not the first time. Once before he had been told to announce the choosing of another. But that one had failed.