Tag Archives: Scripture

The Plain Meaning of Scripture – How a Woman Pastor Honors God’s Call

[Crystal Lutton’s guest post relates her journey to become a pastor and preacher and how she overcame opposition from those who said she must reject God’s call in her life.] When God first called me to ministry and told me … Continue reading

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The Bible Verse I Love that Scares Me More than Most

This passage scares me. Here is my servant, whom I uphold,     my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him … . A bruised reed he will not break,     and a smoldering wick he will … Continue reading

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Scripture, Culture and Context – a quote from Keri Wyatt Kent

*** Resources on the blog on the importance of context include: Bible Reading For Our Literalist Friends – reading literarily, not literally, is key to understanding what the original Scripture writers meant. Male Headship: heading in the wrong direction – a case … Continue reading

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Top 10 Books of the Last 50 Years

[From the archives.] *** Have you seen this graph? What a great way to depict the most-read books of the last 50 years. I was expecting to see the Bible at number one, but look at that margin! And I … Continue reading

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Haiku Help: where readers get to tell me what to think

If you’ve read more than one post on my blog you’ve probably noticed that I tend to find a spiritual application for what is happening around me. You might be expecting that now, in fact. Not this time. Recently I’ve posted haiku … Continue reading

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Scripture Balloons

[From the archives.] As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for … Continue reading

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Where’s My Second Amendment Weaponry!

[From the archives.] *** I was driving behind a pickup truck the other day. It had one of those see-through decal graphics that covered the entire rear window. The decal displayed a huge handgun that had just been fired, but instead of a … Continue reading

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On Writing, Grammar, and the Greatness of God (along with a few other thoughts)

Random thoughts I’ve had this past week or so: A question for everyone who wants to abolish “whom” – will you agree to do without him and her as well? Some of us write because if we said the things … Continue reading

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I Can Live Without A “Life Verse” (and so can you)

“This is my favorite passage.” We heard this phrase from our pastor in almost every sermon. After a while the congregation started chuckling whenever he said it. Even he laughed at his overuse of the phrase as we all came … Continue reading

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Inconceivable! The Princess Bride and the Word of God

[First posted in October 2012 to mark the 25th anniversary of the film The Princess Bride.] *** Was it really twenty-five years ago that The Princess Bride movie came out?* This is a movie filled with lines you can still hear quoted … Continue reading

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