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Why Nineveh? Jonah Would Love to Know Too!

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Here we are with installment three of our Geographical-Theology treatment. I actually never meant for there to be any sequels to the first post, but God has led me onward and upward.

Our next stop, much to the chagrin and protest of Jonah, is a place near and dear to the Assyrians (but not many others, Jonah chief amongst them!), a place called Nineveh. Nineveh was, in Jonah’s day, the capital city of the mighty Assyrian Empire.

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Why Zarephath?(Geography-Theology Part Deux!)

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Ah, geography-theology, you’ve got to love it! In our last post, we discussed the pericope of Jesus taking his disciples up to Caesarea-Philippi and broaching the subject of his Messianic identity and mission. We discussed how Jesus perhaps did this to remove them from the tensions of Israel and find a safe haven to discuss such a weighty, and, controversial issue.

At the end of that pericope (i.e. Mt. 16.13-20) Jesus tells them not to discuss the matter with anyone. As the Gospel writers point out from time to time, his time had not yet come. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Why Caesarea-Philippi? (Mt. 16.13-20)

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I have a confession. I like maps! I am a cartograph lover . . . a carto-phile?!! There’s just something about them. Especially old, exotic maps . . . you know, the kind Indiana Jones would use to find some ancient, mythical treasure!

I cannot say when my fondness for maps began. But I do know I pay more attention now to geography and locations, when I am studying a subject. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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The Weight of Glory: 75 Years Later

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As I was perusing the internet earlier, it was brought to my attention that tonight will mark the 75th anniversary of C. S. Lewis’ delivery of his sermon titled, The Weight of Glory. It was first preached on June 8, 1941 in St. Mary’s at Oxford University. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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The Sound and Fury of _________.

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https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/blank/

Blank. Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt.

Blank.

Blank . . . how do you show blank?

It is impossible. As soon as you type anything, you have moved beyond blank. I suppose I could simply post a blank page. But such things would not go over well on a blog.  Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Kindergarten Level Theology!

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My wife was with driving with my six-year old daughter the other day, when she asked her mommy a rather strange question.

Mommy, who is the moon?

My wife responded something like, Do you mean what is the moon?

No mommy, our daughter insisted, who is the moon? Read the rest of this entry »

 

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This Day in History: The Reality of Evil

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I got up this morning in a curious mood. Well, I got up with coffee on my mind first and then I played a quick game of Gin Rummy on my computer. After all this, I was in a curious mood.

I decided I would head over to history.com and see what had happened on this day in history. I have always been fascinated by history. Well, that is not technically true. I mean, first and foremost, I doubt we can say we have always been anything at all. But, even more specific to my case, I remember as a boy hating history. I actually made an “F” on a six-week report card once in the sixth grade because I did not have any interest in the subject matter that period: the Roman Empire!  Read the rest of this entry »

 

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