Monthly Archives: June 2013

Do not commit adultery — The Seventh Commandment

Loneliness is awful. It’s what we feel when we are disconnected from others. We were created for communion but broke that communion long ago, when Adam and Eve grabbed fig leaves to cover their nakedness from one another and hid … Continue reading

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Dwelling in Deuteronomy — 6:6-12

Dwelling in Deuteronomy – 6:6-12 After teaching the Israelites that they are to love God with all their heart, soul, and strength, Moses adds two comments. First, they are to do everything imaginable to maintain and pass on their consciousness … Continue reading

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Dwelling in Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 6:4-5 “Hear, O Israel, Yahweh God, Yahweh one.” That’s the most strictly literal translation of Deuteronomy 6:4. It can be understood in at least two senses and we need not choose one over the other. In one sense it … Continue reading

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Dwelling in Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 6:1-5 Sorry, I’ve been distracted from the study of Deuteronomy the past few weeks as I’ve studied once again the biblical texts relating to homosexuality. It is important that we not be closed-minded, that we look again and again … Continue reading

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How to Study the Bible — 5

Questions to Help Us See An answer without a question is of no value. What good is it to know the answer is “70 times 7″ if we don’t know that the question is, “Lord, how many times must I … Continue reading

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Does the Bible condemn homosexual behavior? A Postscript

A website by Jeff Miner includes a posting called “Jesus affirmed a gay couple.” It’s an examination of the story of a Roman centurion asking Jesus to heal his pais, as told in Matthew 19:10-12 and Luke 7:1-10. Miner says … Continue reading

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Does the Bible condemn homosexual behavior? Part 7

Matthew Vine’s conclusion after studying Old and New Testament references to homosexuality (matthewvine.com) is quite simple: The Bible never directly addresses, and it certainly does not condemn, loving, committed same-sex relationships. To reach that conclusion, he has examined – and, … Continue reading

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