“A single witness shall not suffice against a person for any crime or for any wrong in connection with any offence that he has committed. Only on the evidence of two witnesses or of three witnesses shall a charge be established” (Deuteronomy 19:15 ESV).
As the nation of Israel approached the Promised Land, God insured that they would have a fair system of justice. One aspect of this was that eye-witness testimony was only good if it could be corroborated. It wasn’t enough just to have one person testify against someone else.
There was a good reason for this. One person might give false evidence because he did not like the person. There was even a part of the law to deal with this. Continue reading “What is our verdict?”
It was a quiet, mild morning, and frost was imminent. As more and more plants die and are taken out, large empty spaces open up in the beds; as if the garden is yawning in anticipation of its winter slumber. I spent those quiet, contemplative hours “making dirt,” as I call it. Continue reading “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”
Writers of the various books and letters contained in holy Scripture sometimes spell out why they wrote. They include purpose statements or declarations of what they hoped to accomplish, what effect they hoped to have on their readers.
John was clear about the reason for taking up his quill—faith and life. Continue reading “What’s the Bible for?”
Preparation requires work and humility Continue reading Preparing to teach
Nicolas Carr’s 2008 article in “The Atlantic” entitled, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” caught a lot of people’s attention. Continue reading Give Attention To Reading
The editor takes a question of the Lord to Jeremiah to consider how we should listen to God rather than people. Continue reading Have You Heard?
Many see going paperless in the office or home as an advantage. And many churches and Christians think going Bibleless in their faith as a positive thing as well. Continue reading Bibleless
In the place of gimmicks, marketing and sell-outs to the religious world, we must rediscover our singular mission of preaching the gospel to save the lost and teach the whole counsel of God for the redemptive obedience of faith. Continue reading Be a Friend to Jesus