Loving God with Your Mind, part 5 with JP Moreland

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To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.orgIf I were to go home and my wife says, “You’re angry.”  To which I reply, “No, I’m not angry.” And we go back and forth – I need to take a second and decide whether or not what my wife is saying is true.I introspect.And, on this particular situation, I realize that I actually do have a seething rage down deep inside of me that my wife picked up on.Now, I have my thought:  “I am angry”;  I also encounter … [Read more...]

Loving God with Your Mind, part 3 with JP Moreland

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To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.orgTruth is a matching between thought and reality.To illustrate this, consider a podium and a ball-point pen.  The podium exists and it has certain attributes.  It’s brown.  It’s rectangular.  It’s four feet tall.  It weighs 40 pounds.  These are all attributes that are true about the podium.  Not only that, but all these attributes are true independently of any other object.Likewise, my pen has attributes:  I … [Read more...]

Ouxano 55: 1 Samuel, part 2 – Hannah’s Heart

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[display_podcast]As we start reading the Old Testament book of 1 Samuel, we meet Elkanah and his two wives, Hannah and Peninnah.  Now, right off the bat, we are hit with the question, “Why did God allow people of Israel who seemed to be righteous have multiple wives?”Well, it wasn’t the way things should have been done, but it is the way things were often done.  This also offers us a clue:  A man – for the most part – only had multiple wives if he was a wealthy person.  So Elkanah was mos … [Read more...]

Ouxano: Old Testament Law

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It’s funny.  Often times, well-intentioned people pick up the Bible with the desire to read and learn it cover to cover.  They open up to Genesis and enjoy its exciting stories as well as those found in the first half of Exodus.Then, seemingly out of nowhere, come a long, LONG list of laws.  These laws continue through Leviticus and Numbers and then are repeated in Deuteronomy.  Well, right around the middle of Exodus – at the beginning of these laws – is where people stop reading their Bible … [Read more...]

Ouxano: The Literary Aspect of the Old Testament

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The Literary Aspect of the Old Testament refers to the things that are there within the text that you need to be paying attention to or looking for as you read.The first thing to remember is:  don’t over look the obvious.  What I mean is this – most of the Old Testament historical writings have what is known as a Divine Narrator.  They call it that because the Narrator of the story often offers “behind the scenes” information about what is really going on, which helps you understand the flow … [Read more...]

Ouxano: General Guidelines for Easily Understanding Old Testament History

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Old Testament history covers the books of Genesis through Esther as well as portions of Jonah and Daniel, or about the first third of our Bible.In order to help you better understand what in the world is going on in some of these Old Testament stories, we’re going to go over some general guidelines to keep in mind as you read and study.Remember, some of these people lived 3,000 – 4,000 years ago in a world extremely different than ours politically, socially, economically and mor … [Read more...]


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