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No Culture Shock

[In helping others traverse the Scriptures, we can], like Americans junketing in Asia, ... carefully select the itinerary, stop only at Western-style ...


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Wrongfully Interpreting Scripture

A new and forced exposition which no reader dreameth of till it be put into his head, is usually to be suspected, lest art deceive us.


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My Bible Says ...

A phrase I wouldn't mind expunging from any theological debate between Christians: "My Bible says that. ..." As if those on the other side ...


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Jesus' Use of Litotes

Finally, Jesus says when we talk to the Father about the family, ask him for protection. "Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil ...


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Learning to Hear God

Eugene Lowry gave this advice to young preachers:

I try to teach my students how to trick themselves into hearing. You have to be out of control. When ...


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Whatever Happened to History?

Some [evangelicals] have fixated upon "me and the Bible, and especially me," so that what Bible reading becomes is primarily an assertion of ...


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Always Finding Fault

An elderly man lay in a hospital with his wife of 55 years sitting at his bedside. "Is that you, Ethel, at my side again?" he whispered.

"Yes, dear," ...


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Understand the Author's Meaning

In his book One Lord, One Faith, author Rex Koivisto warns:

We cannot read into the [biblical] text some meaning if it conflicts with the writer's intended ...

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Translating "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"

Lee Strobel gives this example of something getting "lost in translation:"

I don't know if you've seen the new machines they've got—you can do this ...

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Dubious Guidance from Scripture

Two old friends met one day after many years. One attended college and now was very successful. The other had not attended college and never had much ...


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