The Great Commandment

In the chapter “Study Love,” from Love or Die: Christ’s Wake-Up Call to the Church Revelation 2:4.  Alexander Strauch writes: “If you want to pursue love, you must read and study what God says about love in his written Word. You will then grow in the knowledge of love and in the knowledge of God […]

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Lament and Lullaby

Today is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. It’s also the 39th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court on January 22, 1973. The Coventry Carol is both lullaby and lament, sung by the women of Bethlehem to their children before an enraged Herod had […]

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“Love Your Neighbor As Yourself”

In the chapter “Study Love,” from Love or Die: Christ’s Wake-Up Call to the Church Revelation 2:4.  Alexander Strauch writes: “If you want to pursue love, you must read and study what God says about love in his written Word. You will then grow in the knowledge of love and in the knowledge of God […]

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January 21th Updates

I don’t have any news posts this week for the Read the Bible in 2011 pages, but on Sunday I will be posting more Bible texts on love. May God’s mercy and peace and love be multiplied to you in 2012. __________ Boom, Wilfredor: GNU Free Documentation License Version 1.2 or any later version, Creative […]

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“The Sermon On The Name”

Last week in “Love or Die” I introduced you to Alexander Strauch’s book, Love or Die: Christ’s Wake-Up Call to the Church Revelation 2:4. In the chapter “Study Love,” he writes: “If you want to pursue love, you must read and study what God says about love in his written Word. You will then grow […]

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January 14th Updates

On the Read the Bible in 2011 pages there are some readings without a link to a post. I’d like to fill in some of those gaps this year, and as I write, I’ll make each one “sticky” for a few days to the top of the front page. “Unsticking” one of these posts relocate […]

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In Sheep’s Clothing: The Wolf of Mysticism

Based upon several years of observation, it is my serious conviction that mysticism is a danger that is permeating, incognito, into the church today. As it greets Christians under the name of various innocuous phrases, its content is hidden behind words with Christian connotations while its nature deceives with experiences that promise a deeper knowledge […]

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“Thou Who Wast Rich Beyond All Splendour”

“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.” 2 Corinthians 8:9 The lyrics of Thou Who Wast Rich Beyond All Splendour were written in China by Frank Houghton, an Englishman.  The words, […]

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“Love or Die”

Pursue love… 1 Corinthians 14:1 With those two words Alexander Strauch opens his book, Love or Die, with its subtitle of Christ’s Wake-Up Call to the Church Revelation 2:4. This terrific small book is divided into two parts, “The Problem of Lost Love: Revelation 2:4,” and “How to Cultivate Love: Hebrews 10:24.” It ends with […]

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January 7th Updates

As I wrote earlier this week, I’ll be filling in some of the gaps on the Read the Bible in 2011 pages because I didn’t post on some daily readings and others were only reading reminders. As I write, I’ll make them “sticky” for a few days so that they temporarily stick to the top […]

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Looking Forward to 2012

So what do I have in mind for 2012? I won’t post daily this year, instead I’ll aim for at least two days a week—probably on Wednesday and Saturday. I have several series to continue, including Studying the Bible, and I’ll be writing more on God’s purposes for us as women. One thing I want […]

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Looking Back On 2011

Here are the top ten posts for 2011: • Exodus 9–12: Death & The Passover Lamb In God’s providence the Bible reading for this post was on the first night of Passover 2011. It was also Monday of Easter week. After it was published it became the most viewed post for most of the year. […]

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