Thinking Bible

2 Problems with seeing

2 Problems with seeing

“For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.” (1 Corinthians 13:12, NASB95) I was sitting at dinner with my wife and daughter. They were chatting and I sat there thinking over my day. Sometimes it seems… Read more →

The Funny Math of Acts 2

The Funny Math of Acts 2

Acts 2:41 (NIV) 41 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day. So, if eleven Apostles stood in the Jordan for 10 hours and baptized 1 person every 2.2 minutes then they could baptize all 3000 people in 10 hours. Can you imagine the workout dunking that many people! It… Read more →

Wow! Prosperity!

Wow! Prosperity!

In the cool of this morning’s two mile jaunt it dawned on me: True prosperity is the result of walking in God’s Spirit (Galatians 5:22-25). Prospering, for me, is the positive weaving together of all the threads of my life. So if I have love for others and others love for me, if I have joy and there is peace… Read more →

Does Patience mean Slow

Does Patience mean Slow

Everything is quick quick quick….even my favorite encyclopedia, Wikipedia, comes from the Hawaiian word for quick. Last night, in the middle of the night, around 3 AM I woke up and my brain was racing. I was mad, really mad and I was ‘yelling’ in the quiet of my mind at a group of people. Sounds like a bad dream… Read more →

Why are Proverbs so relevant?

Why are Proverbs so relevant?

Why is it that proverbs last so long? One I like from Mark Twain is, “Why not go out on a limb? That’s where the fruit is.” or “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” or “It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.” and lastly, “It is better to keep… Read more →