This summer has been quite an interesting ride to be sure. We began the year with a full calendar, which has now been wiped clean. My work with our three schools of preaching in Africa has looked a bit different than we had planned. There is still no indication as to when we might be…

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The Holy Spirit and Translation Issues

Supplied Text Can Affect Meaning As Malinda Kathleen Reese and Google Translate have learned, a direct word-for-word translation from one language to another can create sentences that are rough, incomplete, or even unintelligible. There are occasions when a single word in one language is accurately translated into multiple words in another and vice versa. For…

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In John 2:11 we read that Jesus’ first miracle “manifested His glory.” It was a significant event to all who saw or heard of it. It is easy when we read our Bibles to imagine that miracles were a commonplace occurrence. We tend to picture Abraham walking out of his tent every morning, stretching, yawning,…

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John begins his Gospel with a profound treatise about the eternal nature and deity of Christ. Christ is described as the Word (John 1:1), who was with God and was God. He is the one who made all things (John 1:3). Indeed, when you read Genesis 1, everything that was created was created by the…

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In the first chapter of John we see many different people coming to Jesus for many different reasons. The Pharisees came to investigate a possible threat to their own position and power. Jesus asked two of the first disciples to follow Him what they were seeking (John 1:38). They wanted to be with Jesus and…

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The Old Testament is vital to our faith and understanding of God. It makes up 2/3 of the Sacred Text. Yet, John draws a sharp contrast between the Law of Moses and the Law of Christ (John 1:15-24). Jesus is greater than Moses, who delivered a law that was not able to fulfill the justice…

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The Treasure of Knowledge

This week the National Center for Education Statistics released the results of a study, which found that over ninety-four percent of teachers spent their own money on providing supplies and learning resources for their students, with each spending an average of $479. This information is coming to light at a time when many teachers around…

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Overlooking Important Details

Last week a Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing after a piece of the engine burst through a cabin window mid-flight. The cabin immediately lost pressure, and the oxygen masks deployed. Photos of the traumatic event surfaced on social media. Aviation officials were quick to point out that most of the passengers pictured wore…

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