Month: January 2016

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Loving Your Enemies Does Not Preclude Loving Your Friends

Jesus put love pretty high up in his list of priorities for human flourishing. The biggest problem is that he said to actually do it. Look how one of his friends summarized his message: 1Jn 3:18 Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. John, is talking …

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Dallas Willard on Acknowledging God

There are many passages of Scripture that give instructions whose application is not always apparent. One the most important disciplines prescribed in your Bible is to “set the Lord always before” you (Psalm 16:8). Elsewhere it is put this way, “In all your ways, acknowledge him…” (Proverbs 3:6). But how? Dallas Willard gives us solid …

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How to Read Biblical Metaphor

When we read our bibles we’ll often come across well-crafted images which were meant, at the time, to pack tremendous rhetorical punch. Two of the biggest mistakes we can make are to: Read over the images with no feeling and think of them as ancient curiosities. Work hard to understand them academically without reference to …