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Honoring God’s Name

In the book of Malachi (Malachi 3:16) we read that “a scroll of remembrance was written to record the names of those who feared him and always thought about the honor of his name.” What is the honor of God’s … Continue reading

31. December 2016 by luke
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Habakkuk – a Good Question

In verses 12–13 of the first chapter of Habakkuk, the prophet affirms that God is sovereign. Israel’s troubles are not because God is unfaithful or weak. Rather, the Babylonians are tool God is using to punish Israel: O Lord, you … Continue reading

19. December 2016 by luke
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Korax

Accretion Disc | Flickr “Consider the ravens,” says Jesus (here). Ravens are popular in Alaska, and for much of the year, they’re the bird we see the most, possibly because their obnoxious croaking attracts one’s attention. That croaking may be … Continue reading

08. April 2016 by luke
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Navigation in Accordance 10

Something jumped out at me in my last posting, where I mentioned the “QuickTip” about the Accordance 10 auto context slider. In that tip, they say, many people use the top search bar as a navigational tool. That suggests there … Continue reading

17. September 2013 by luke
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Accordance Auto Context

As I’ve said before, I’m not a fan of the Accordance 10 “auto context” slider, but YMMV. Accordance publishes an email newsletter (not repurposed on their web site, apparently, or I’d link to it) describing the use of the context … Continue reading

17. September 2013 by luke
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Accordance 10 Nano-Review

I’ve been a user of Accordance Bible software for a decade, and last week I upgraded from Accordance 9.x to 10.x. I’d sat on my wallet these past several months because I just didn’t see anything new in 10.x that … Continue reading

04. September 2013 by luke
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Fresh Year!

Happy New Year! The writers of the New Testament used two different words for “new.” One of them, neos, is more familiar to English speakers. It’s where we get our prefix neo-. Some hospitals, for example, have a special unit … Continue reading

02. January 2012 by luke
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Pat Robertson and Alzheimer’s Ethics

Well. Pat Robertson says it’s okay to get a divorce when your spouse has advanced Alzheimer’s disease. (To be fair, he does say there is an obligation to ensure that custodial care is provided.) Now here’s the thing: I appreciate … Continue reading

16. September 2011 by luke
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Truly Dead

Usually when I read the crucifixion and resurrection accounts in the Bible, I notice how they are at pains to show how the risen Lord Jesus was truly alive and not a phantasm. Today, however, these verses leapt out at … Continue reading

04. July 2011 by luke
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A famous preacher

Buried amid all the stewardship material in 2 Corinthians 8-9 is this little tidbit in verse 18: With Titus we are also sending one of the Lord’s followers who is well known in every church for spreading the good news. … Continue reading

06. September 2010 by luke
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