Rational Interpretation

14 Then the king, when he heard these words, was much distressed and set his mind to deliver Daniel. And he labored till the sun went down to rescue him. 15 Then these men came by agreement to the king and said to the king, “Know, O king, that it is a law of the Medes and Persians …

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Parenting Wisdom

A high school graduate was asked, “What are your future plans?” His response was telling: “I don’t know, but I guess I’ll go to college.” “What will your major be?” His response: “I don’t know.” God’s specific direction upon the lives of His children varies, but His call is present in every life. How can …

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A Pun in James 2

James writes his epistle with style.[1] Some of this is obvious in any English translation of the New Testament. For instance, he employs images to present his ethics vividly, as when he mocks the duplicity of the human tongue by asking, “Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives, or a grapevine produce figs?” (3:12). …

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“The Mind Begets an Idol”—John Calvin (1509 – 1564)

Protestant Reformer John Calvin was convinced that the human mind is a veritable “factory of idols.” This sinful impulse manifests itself even within the Church, which is semper reformanda—always needing renewal according to God’s Word. In the following quotation from his Institutes of the Christian Religion (1559),[1] Calvin alerts God’s people to their fascination with and weakness for idols, and so …

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Missio Nexus Launches Missionary Training Track with BibleMesh

Ted Esler noticed a challenge among the missions network he leads: Agencies wanted to require theological training for their missionaries, but asking workers to spend time in physical classrooms was delaying their arrival on the field. When agencies attempted to train missionaries after they arrived on the field, they sometimes lost track of their progress. …

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