Crossroads…

Crossroads…

There’s a road near our home here in France that has significance for us. Actually, it’s an intersection on this road. A crossroads. About five years ago we decided to ride our bicycles on one of France’s many designated and well marked bike paths, #29. The path isn’t near to where we were staying that summer but we had an opportunity to house-sit further north so we took advantage of new areas to explore. As we continued on...

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The Eighth Commandment : Don’t steal

The Eighth Commandment : Don’t steal

You shall not steal. (Exodus 20:15 ESV) Even though the 8th Commandment is short and succinct, it addresses an insidious and pervasive sin that comes in many forms. There are countless things we can steal and numerous ways in which we can do so. I think most people would agree that we shouldn’t steal but sadly, theft is endemic to the human race. We don’t like to acknowledge that we steal and so we use an array of alternative...

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Equality

Equality

It seems that, with every day that passes, society becomes ever more obsessed with ‘equality.’ We want equal pay, equal access to any career, equal opportunities in every sphere of life. Obviously, a man and woman doing the same job to the same standard should be given the same pay, but do we all have the same right to practice any career we want? Would you feel confident that your army comprising of equal numbers of men and women would be...

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The Sixth Commandment : Don’t murder

The Sixth Commandment : Don’t murder

You shall not murder. (Exodus 20:13 ESV) At first sight, this commandment seems to be both straight forward and self-evident but, with a little study, it reveals itself to be more complex and far-reaching than we might imagine. One area of confusion arises from the fact that the KJV renders it as: Thou shalt not kill. However, the Hebrew word ‘ratzákh’ is more correctly translated as ‘murder’ and also covers death...

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While we wait

While we wait

Lately, I’ve been around a lot of people who are in transition. On the campus where I work, students are getting ready to graduate and dive into life’s next adventure. My parents, as my mom wrote about last week, are finally settling into retirement life after 50 years of ministry. A missionary colleague and his family have been booted out of Asia and the search is on for an open door of ministry. What will the future hold for all of them? We...

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