To Camp Spofford

Today marks four months since I've been working at Camp Spofford. So, I thought I'd share a little story... Scrubbing the remains of oatmeal, as it clings and clumps and sticks and 'plops' into the sink, is no fun. Yet there I was - a college grad with a Masters degree, ready and able to … Continue reading To Camp Spofford

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Daniel 1 – 56

Daniel chapter 1 introduces the book, its message, and its major themes in intriguing ways, drawing the reader into its story, prophecy, and application. One way it does this, quite profoundly, is by inclusio (i.e. placing similar material at the beginning and end of a passage/text). As Goldingay explains, "Thus the chapter opens with Nebuchadnezzar but closes … Continue reading Daniel 1 – 56

The Path of Least Resistance: An Eroded Conscience – 55

Some weeks ago I visited a men's Bible study, and as we were talking the pastor said something that stuck with me. To paraphrase, he said, "When we sin, we only get better at sinning." His point was over time sin erodes our conscience with the result that sinning becomes easier. To put it another way, giving in … Continue reading The Path of Least Resistance: An Eroded Conscience – 55