Archive for February, 2007|Monthly archive page

Ephesians 4

Ephesians 4 talks about putting off and putting on. Continue reading

Paul’s Shepherd’s Heart

Paul carried each church close to his heart (“who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is led into sin and I do not burn with indignation?”)   Continue reading

Suffering

Sometimes, suffering is as important as seminary. If you don’t suffer, you will have phoney-baloney answers to give to people who are going through real problems.

Jesus himself prayed with loud cries and tears to God. Jesus’ human experience involved suffering.

Hebrews 5:7-9
7During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. 8Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered 9and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him

Divorce and Remarriage

“Divorce and Remarriage: Four Christian Views” edited by Wayne House is required reading. I will jot down some thoughts as I go. I doubt it will be an orderly progression through each chapter.

J. Carl Laney presents No Divorce and No Remarriage, William Heth similarly follows with Divorce, but No Remarriage, Thomas R. Edgar presents Divorce and Remarriage for Adultery or Desertion, and Larry Richards presents Divorce and Remarriage under a Variety of Circumstances.. Each of the authors interact with each other’s chapters.

Branching

Channel9 did a video about branching with Brian Keller, of Team Foundation Server.

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Cross-Cultural Connections, Section Five: Re-Entry: You Are Never the Same

It can be difficult to change to adapt to another culture and then return home and experience a reverse culture shock. Many people are suprised by this experience. Others are likely to want a sound-bite version of your life-changing experiences. You are likely to have heightened sensitivities to behaviors that did not used to bother you.

He gives suggestions for re-entry based on the length of your time away.

This wraps up Elmer and Cross-Cultural Connections. I have enjoyed it and have recommended it to a number of friends.

Cross-Cultural Connections, Section Four: Cultural Differences That Confuse

Section Four names and describes some differences in thinking and values between cultures that contribute to culture shock. Continue reading