“We are Forerunners. Guardians of all that exists. The roots of the Galaxy have grown deep under our careful tending. Where there is life, the wisdom of our countless generations has saturated the soil. Our strength is a luminous sun, towards which all intelligence blossoms… And the impervious shelter, beneath which it has prospered.”

Sunday Scripture: Not Because of Righteousness

Sunday Scripture: The Offer of Life or Death

11 Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. 12 It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” 13 Nor is it...
Sunday Scripture: Not Because of Righteousness

Sunday Scripture: Going to War

20 When you go to war against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army greater than yours, do not be afraid of them, because the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt, will be with you. 2 When you are...
Sunday Scripture: Not Because of Righteousness

Sunday Scripture: Balaam’s Donkey

21 Balaam got up in the morning, saddled his donkey and went with the Moabite officials. 22 But God was very angry when he went, and the angel of the Lord stood in the road to oppose him. Balaam was riding on his donkey, and his two...
What they didn’t teach you in Sunday School

What they didn’t teach you in Sunday School

As I have pointed out repeatedly, and as I noted in my year-end book recommendations, Dr. Michael Heiser’s The Unseen Realm is, in my view, an essential companion to any serious study Bible. That is not to say Dr. Heiser’s approach to unpacking some of the...
Didactic Mind, Ep 106: One Bright Star

Didactic Mind, Ep 106: One Bright Star

The Didactic Mind podcast is back with a Christmas special! Happy Christmas to all of you, and may the Lord’s blessings be with you, each and every one. Today I discuss the meaning of Christmas, in terms of the values of peace, joy, compassion, forgiveness,...
Sunday Scripture: The Birth of Jesus Christ

Sunday Scripture: The Birth of Jesus Christ

2 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration when[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be registered, each to his own town. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee,...
‘Tis the season…

‘Tis the season…

… to lift a merry middle finger to political correctness, and say exactly what we think and what we mean – which is: HAPPY CHRISTMAS. None of that namby-pamby politically correct “Season’s Greetings” pigswill, none of that diverse...
Sunday Scripture: Not Because of Righteousness

Sunday Scripture: Moses Returns to Egypt

18 Moses went back to Jethro his father-in-law and said to him, “Please let me go back to my brothers in Egypt to see whether they are still alive.” And Jethro said to Moses, “Go in peace.” 19 And the Lord said to Moses in Midian, “Go...
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