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3 Reflections on Jonah

Links to three posts: Echoes of Cain in the Story of Jonah Jonah the Pharisee Jonah as Disciple

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Genesis 3-4 and the Double-Love Command

In Matthew 22, when an expert in the Mosaic Law approached Jesus and asked which commandment is the greatest, Jesus summed up the the Law and the Prophets with the double-love command: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is […]

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On Pursuing Wisdom East of Eden

Everyone wants to be wise. The problem is that pursuing wisdom apart from God can lead to disaster. That is part of what went wrong in the garden. Genesis 3:6 says, ותרא האשׁה כי … נחמד העץ להשׂכל … ויאכל When the woman saw that eating from the tree was (among other things) able to […]