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Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit

Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit

“Nothing in my hand I bring, simply to Thy Cross I cling.” — Augustus Montague Toplady “Blessed are the poor in spirit” is Matthew’s version of our Lord’s sermon; Luke has simply “Blessed are the poor.” When we lack financial resources, people say we are “needy” and “broke.” When we lack spiritual resources, people says we are “needy” and “broken.”…

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Healthy Theology 6: Reading Well

Healthy Theology 6: Reading Well

“Reading is an immense gift, but only if the words are assimilated, taken into the soul—eaten, chewed, gnawed, and received in unhurried delight.”   — Eugene Peterson, Eat This Book DEVELOP AN ETHIC OF READING In the last post, I asked you to consider the following scenario: if there were a “preface” to Holy Scripture—showing us what lens with which to…

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Preparing For Theology 4: Self-Assessment

Preparing For Theology 4: Self-Assessment

The Need For Humility “Seek humility” (Zephaniah 2:3). In the year 1633, the religious scholars of the day were convinced that the sun revolves around the earth. They reached this conclusion from their reading of Scripture, believing it to be obvious, true, and not to be questioned. After all, Scripture says the sun rises and sets (Ecclesiastes 1:5), and must…

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