“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.
To even ask such a question is audacious, one might think. Isn’t the purpose of Google to help us find information on the Internet? How could finding new information make us less intelligent?
Carr intensifies his argument in a new book, “The Shallows: What The Internet Is Doing To Our Brains.” In a nutshell, here is what Carr claims: The way we browse items on the Internet changes the way we focus on information. We are acquainted with a greater array of information, but becoming less able to maintain a focus on that information. 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