Israel’s Sophomoric Leader

Solomon made a marriage alliance with Pharaoh king of Egypt. He took Pharaoh’s daughter and brought her into the city of David until he had finished building his own house and the house of the LORD and the wall round Jerusalem. 1 Kings 3:1 (ESV) The word “sophomore” means “wise fool” (from sophos and moros), and King Solomon filled …

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“You Can’t Ignore Them”—Clarence Jordan (1912 – 1969)

Clarence Jordan founded Koinonia Farm, an agrarian Christian community, in 1942 near Americus, Georgia. For decades, its members suffered threats, boycotts, shootings, fire bombs, church expulsion, and other harassment from those who disapproved of the farm’s tolerant, multi-racial character. The “Koinonians,” however, were determined to live out the counter-cultural teachings of Jesus, and the group …

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STUDENT POST: The Screwtape Letters

Editor’s note: This post is part of a series featuring outstanding excerpts from student papers at the BibleMesh Institute, which offers affordable online training for local churches, schools, and ministries. The author’s name has been withheld for privacy and security purposes. C. S. Lewis needs no introduction. But The Screwtape Letters may. Far from being …

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