The Lovingkindness of the Shepherd of Israel

  “Three key Hebrew verbs are used for leading a flock. Nahal means leading with tenderness and can refer to bringing a flock to a place of rest and refreshment. Nakhah is a straightforward guidance verb. Nahag suggests the kind of directive herding accomplished best from the back of the flock, when the will of … More The Lovingkindness of the Shepherd of Israel

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The Awkwardness of Praise and the Cancer it Feeds

“Whenever a man is praised it is meet for him to think about his sins and then consider, he should say ‘I am unworthy of the things that are said about me.” —Anonymous One of my professor colleagues at the seminary I taught at in California had a raw bluntness that cut through false modesty … More The Awkwardness of Praise and the Cancer it Feeds

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Insulating Ourselves from Jesus and His Teaching

Insulation in your house is a good thing. Insulation on your heart is not. But most of us create multiple layers of insulation in our lives that keep us from fully knowing and experiencing the love of Christ to the fullest extent. The Gospel is free but the Christian life is not easy. Teachers, pastors, … More Insulating Ourselves from Jesus and His Teaching

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