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The Truth About God’s Will for Your Life

What to do when you don’t have lots, wet fleeces, or gut feelings about what to do next. The beginning of a year is a time for resolutions and goals. A time to make a plan and set out on a new path; a time to make decisions and stick to them in order to […]

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Rejected and Alone? How tradition obscures the nativity story

You were lied to about Christmas. I am willing to bet that the Christmas pageant you’re used to featured a very important character: The Innkeeper. This heartless soul was so concerned with his inn having no-vacancy that he turned away the mother and father of Jesus. Leaving them to give birth to the messiah rejected and alone […]

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Why I Search … Because Not Every Question Has An Answer

When I was a kid I lied to my grandmother every time I saw her. For as long as I can remember my parents, siblings and I would go on a road trip to visit my Grandmother in Wichita, Kansas every summer. Each time we went, when we neared the end of our visit, my […]

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Experiencing Passion week with Ancient Eyes

Two thousand Easter Sundays after the first it can be difficult to imagine the sweep of emotions, feelings and thoughts that went through the minds of the disciples that first passion week. For us, the end is already known. It is more or less always in sight as we experience our modern passion weeks. We […]

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Recapture the “ideal biblical family”

We had the “2014 Largent Family Reunion” two weeks ago in Minnesota. The running joke for the entire reunion was that my wife and I, as the sole surviving son, had to “get busy” producing a son to carry on the Largent family name. Things haven’t changed much in three and half thousand years. Indeed, […]

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Engaging the teenage mind with Biblical Geography

This is a Guest Post by my good friend Matt Engle. Matt is Pastor of Senior and Junior High Ministries at The River Church of the South Bay in Torrance, California. He has traveled extensively throughout Israel, Jordan and Egypt and will complete a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary next spring. The teenage […]

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Every house in 1st century Israel needed a tekton. Do you?

Most people, who know me personally, know that I come from a family of craftsmen, my grandfathers were machinists and carpenters, my father is a concrete mason, my brother is a stone and brick mason. Since the age of fifteen I have spent nearly every summer working alongside them, augmenting and building homes for our […]

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Judas: Villain or Guest of Honor?

For most of us, Judas Iscariot is the great villain of the passion narrative, but for Jesus, Judas was the guest of honor. We know this because of one seemingly innocuous detail that every gospel writer chose to include when discussing the last days of Jesus.  At the Last supper, Jesus and the twelve disciples […]

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Part 3: Do Ancient Near-Eastern studies cause a crisis for Biblical faith?

Now that we’ve covered how the biblical text can interact with the cultures that surround it in Part 1 and the Crisis of faith that can Cause in Part 2, I would like to explore how Elijah responds to this encultured self-revelation of God Reconciling a worldly text to a transcendent God       […]

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What a nail taught me about archaeology, sin, and God

Archaeology is a destructive science.  In order to embody this maxim, I once took a two thousand year old metal object, found by my friend on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, and broke it in half between my fingers just so that I could declare whether it was a “pin” or a “nail.” […]

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