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What has been is What will be…

I’ve really fallen in love with the book of Ecclesiastes. Ecclesiastes is a part of the literary genre known as “Wisdom Literature.” It is characterized by a practical orientation to daily life without reference to the historical acts of God … Continue reading

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Sister Stories

Only two books in the Bible are named after women, the books of Ruth and Esther. Both books are master narratives. But something I find very interesting about these two stories is their similarities. Reading these two books back to … Continue reading

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Group 2: Discussion of Evil

Sorry it took so long to post, originally we were going to post the presentation straight to the blog, but I couldn’t figure out how to do that. So here are some points and bits of information from our presentation. … Continue reading

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Silver and Gold (links roundup)

A verse from the Old Testament that I have found effectively adapted into our culture is Ecclesiastes 9:10. “Forsake not an old friend; for the new is not comparable to him: a new friend is as new  wine; when it … Continue reading

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The Battle of Brothers: The Old Testament and Sibling Rivalry

The topic of sibling rivalry is a very prevalent subject for most. According to the New World Encyclopedia, sibling rivalry is merely the competition that exists among brothers and sisters for attention. Sibling rivalry happens in most families, as nearly … Continue reading

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Am I My Brother’s Keeper?

In the book of Genesis, each generation shows brothers or sisters who competed. Often the competition became bitter and even violent at times. Genesis features the sibling rivalries between Cain and Abel , Esau and Jacob, Ishmael and Isaac, Leah … Continue reading

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