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Jun 2013 26 Jun 26, 2013
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Let me follow up on yesterday’s post by making several observations about how best to make sense of what we read in such passages as Joshua 6:21; 8:24-29; 11:10-15. (1) Although I’m not convinced by this argument, I should point out that numerous scholars have argued that in the ancient near east there was a standard, stereotypical way of talking about warfare in which absolute and comprehensive claims about total victory were often made that exceeded what a...Read More

Jun 2013 26 Jun 26, 2013

Dennis Prager has written a fascinating article entitled, “Why Some Scientists Embrace the ‘Multiverse’” (you can read it in its entirety at National Review Online, June 18, 2013). Last week, in Nice, France, I [Prager] was privileged to participate along with 30 scholars, mostly scientists and mathematicians, in a conference on the question of whether the universe was designed, or at least fine-tuned, to make life, especially intelligent life. P...Read More

Jun 2013 26 Jun 26, 2013
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I’ve seen a lot lately on the subject of the slaughter of the Canaanites and how it affects our understanding both of God and the Bible. I preached through Joshua last year and dealt with this issue as best I know how. Here are my conclusions. One of the things that makes these texts in Joshua so difficult is that prior to Joshua 6:21; 8:24-29; and 11:10-15, we see such wonderful truths about God: his faithfulness, his compassion, his commitment to his people and ...Read More

Jun 2013 26 Jun 26, 2013
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Jonathan Edwards once wrote of an experience he had while walking alone in his father’s pasture: “And as I was walking there, and looking up on the sky and clouds, there came into my mind so sweet a sense of the glorious majesty and grace of God, that I know not how to express. I seemed to see them both in a sweet conjunction; majesty and meekness joined together; it was a sweet, and gentle, and holy majesty; and also a majestic meekness; an awful sweetness;...Read More

Jun 2013 25 Jun 25, 2013
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Let me pick up where I left off in the previous post by trying to make sense of this strange reality by mentioning the three primary reasons why God orchestrates life in such a way that his children suffer persecution and trials and opposition from the enemies of the faith. First, give thanks for suffering because of what it accomplishes for you personally. In particular, I have in mind what it accomplishes for your faith and for your future. As for your faith, conside...Read More

Jun 2013 23 Jun 23, 2013
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How do you respond when God gives you something you don’t want? How would you describe your feelings when God brings people, circumstances, and situations into your life that are at best inconvenient and at worst irritating, exasperating, and perhaps even life threatening? Feeling grateful and appreciative and giving thanks to God when he orchestrates life so that you get what you want is easy. But how do you respond on those occasions when you reflect on what you...Read More

Jun 2013 22 Jun 22, 2013
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There is an article in today’s edition of the New York Times (6-22-13) that only adds to the sad story that is ECUSA (the Episcopal Church, U.S.A.). The article, by Mark Oppenheimer, is titled, “For Episcopal Church’s Leader, a Sermon Leads to More Dissent.” As most of you probably know, Katharine Jefferts Schori was elected as presiding bishop of ECUSA in 2006. On May 12 of this year she preached a “sermon” at All Saints Church in th...Read More

Jun 2013 22 Jun 22, 2013
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[I am a subscriber to The Weekly Standard and look forward to its appearance in my mailbox. Yes, that’s right, I actually read the hard copy, you know, the sort made of paper (such dinosaurs do still exist). On May 6, 2013, there appeared a lengthy article by Matt Labash, a senior writer at the magazine, entitled, The Twidiocracy: The Decline of Western civilization, 140 characters at a time (Vol. 18, No. 32). Although I didn’t have time to read it when it fi...Read More

Jun 2013 21 Jun 21, 2013

Now you can own all of Dr. Storms’ articles in the most advanced format available. Logos.com’s four Sam Storms collections feature nearly every article found on this site; you can choose your library here for a limited-time sale price.Read More

Jun 2013 20 Jun 20, 2013
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In an article at Christianpost.com, Jeff Schapiro reports that, Exodus International, the 37-year-old ministry devoted to helping people deal with unwanted same-sex attraction, is to be shut down. According to Schapiro, the Exodus board of directors unanimously voted to shut down the ministry after a year of prayer and dialogue, a press release states. Local groups that were affiliated with the ministry will continue, though they will no longer be under the umbrella of ...Read More