Gleaning with Ruth

There is a lot to be learned from Ruth 2. At first glance, there are always the agriculture similarities, and they are just too good not to expound on. But, I also think there is much to be applied when … more »

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More Than Charity

The act of gleaning is not seen much in today’s world, especially in our culture. However, in the Old Testament, God required of His people to glean, specifically when it came to agriculture. This was to be an act of … more »

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Eden Restored

“No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads” (Rev. … more »

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The Beauty in Waiting

Mikel Bulgakov’s Russian masterpiece “Master and Margarita” follows the Devil, Woland, and his minions as they descend upon Moscow to terrorize, destroy, and uproot society. However, despite his unsettling violence, Woland ultimately serves as a force of good and truth … more »

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Merciful or Just: How Do I Love Like Christ?

Nehemiah 5 raises the issue of the Israelites falling back into their old, sinful ways as they continue to take advantage of the poor through taxation and manipulation even after Jeremiah and Micah specifically addressed and condemned these issues. We … more »

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Leading By Example

In 1789, our forefathers founded the greatest governmental system in the world. I might be biased, but The United States of America quickly rose as the youngest country to be a world superpower, and has been a leader in the … more »

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The Pragmatics of a Pure Heart

Sometimes I wonder what truly motivates people working in international development. As someone who has worked for a global aid organization, I know that these kinds of positions attract people with compassion and a heart for the poor. But knowing … more »

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And Justice For All

In his acts as governor, Nehemiah demonstrated a deep concern for the poor and mistreated in the land. His role in rebuilding the city of Jerusalem after it was ransacked and destroyed during the Babylonian takeover required extreme amounts of … more »

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O’ Me of Little Faith

Matthew 12: 1-14 presents the Pharisaic persecution of Jesus and his disciples who are picking grain for food on the Sabbath, an act specifically forbidden on the Sabbath. However, Jesus counters the Pharisees’ prosecution with two separate biblical examples of … more »

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Smear Campaign

In Matthew 12:1-14, the Pharisees are attempting to discredit Jesus and his disciples by accusing them of violating the Sabbath. Be it picking grain or healing a man, the Pharisees criticize Jesus by finding ways in which He has violated … more »

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