Providence

The lady asked, “How did you learn to summarize large bodies of thought?” It happened not by my design, but by Another. Following is my answer, but first why I began this path. The Founders of this country believed that to learn to think like great people one had to read, reread, contemplate and discuss the thoughts of great people. The Founders read the Bible, including the law and the...
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A good God and bad wealth

Luke 15:1-10 Heavenly people trump earthly wealth The tax collectors and nonreligious Jews were remaining close enough to Jesus to listen to Him speak, Luke 15:1. The religious Jews, that being those in leadership, began to grumble among themselves at the behavior of Jesus. The leaders didn’t believe it was a good thing for Jesus to spend His time with people they viewed as unconcerned about the...
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Influence and Importance

The crowds measured John the Baptizer from a horizontal, human level – comparing him to themselves and others. They were obviously impressed with his life, and Jesus understood why. Jesus identified the Baptizer, as the greatest among men. Among people, John was a prophet, being able to both understand the times in which he lived as well as speak accurately of the future, Luke 7:26. John didn’t...
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