Monthly Archives: November 2011

James Hamilton on the significance of the words that come after the Shema: “It doesn’t take a village; it takes a father.”

After discussing the “Shema” of Deut. 6:4-6 and explaining its content, Hamilton says: Pause here and consider the profound significance of what Moses announces in Deuteronomy 6:4-6: Yahweh alone is God; Israel is to love him; his commands are to … Continue reading

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From the preface to “A General Theory of Love”: Every book is an argument/arrow.

Every book, if it is anything at all, is an argument: an articulate arrow of words, fledged and notched and newly anointed with sharpened stone, speeding through paragraphs to its shimmering target…Turn the page, and the arrow is loosed. The … Continue reading

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Ken Sande and Tom Raabe (and Luther): Idolatry is not so ancient

Most of us think of an idol as a statue of wood, stone, or metal worshiped by pagan people. But the concept is much broader and far more personal than that. An idol is anything apart from God that we … Continue reading

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Piper on “the biblical tightrope” of controversy (deadly and necessary)

Doctrinal controversy is both essential and deadly. The attitude toward controversy in various groups of Christians depends largely on which of these two they feel most strongly. Is it essential? Or is it deadly? My pleas is that we belive … Continue reading

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