Monthly Archives: December 2012

How to Study the Bible: Agassiz and the Fish

Agassiz, the Fish, and the Student Louis Agassiz (1807-1873) was one of the most prominent scientists of his century.  His primary field was geology but in fact he was the master of a number of fields of scientific inquiry.  The … Continue reading

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Dwelling in Deuteronomy

The people of Israel, poised to enter the Promised Land, are challenged by Moses not to forget what they have seen of the power and love of God. That means they are not even to let their children forget. The … Continue reading

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Dwelling in Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 4:9 Our four year old granddaughter, staying with us for the weekend, is very eagerly awaiting Christmas. It still seems too far off into the future! Her heart reaches toward the day with agonizing anticipation. Imagine the people of … Continue reading

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Dwelling in Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 4:5-8 Before the people of Israel enter the Promised Land, Moses reminds them of all God has taught them about how to conduct themselves as a community of faith. They are to live by all the “statutes and ordinances” … Continue reading

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Dwelling in Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 1:37, 3:26, 4:21 These are hard words for us to hear: “The Lord was angry with me on your account.” We can’t even tell just what they mean. Why was God angry with Moses because of the people? Did … Continue reading

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Dwelling in Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy, chapters 1-2 One of the threads running through these opening chapters – through all of Scripture and even through all of church history! – is the tension between human freedom and divine sovereignty. Who was responsible for the conquest … Continue reading

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Dwelling in Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 2:30 “King Sihon of Heshbon was not willing to let us pass through, for the Lord your God had hardened his spirit and made his heart defiant in order to hand him over to you, as he has now … Continue reading

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