Category: The Bible

Navigating by faith

This is a revision of a post I first offered a few years ago for the Multnomah University website that maintains Alumni connections.   Years ago, long before today’s satellite GPS—global-positioning-systems—the standard way for navigating boats of any size through inland waterways was to combine a set of resources: the boat’s radar, its magnetic compass, …

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Marriage Matters

I preached a sermon on 1 Corinthians 7 today, calling it “Marriage Matters.” The double entendre was intended. Paul addressed matters of marriage that Christians need to embrace; and the text reminds us that marriage is wonderfully important. The chapter also illuminates the weak status of marriages both in and outside the church throughout human …

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The Wise Fool

Many in the church of Corinth were enamored with style.  And Apollos had style to spare.  He seems to have been bright, articulate and alert to the philosophical streams of his day.  In a nutshell, Apollos and his offspring are the sort of men every church wants to recruit as a speaker for their annual …

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