Breaking News

Articles

fullsizeoutput_1dd0

Common Thoughts (A Genesis Review 8)

From slavery to jail to second most important man in Egypt, Joseph will play a pivotal role in the promise God made to Abraham. Did God cause the famine or just knows it’s coming? Whichever, the famine won’t be limited to Egypt but reach up…

Read More
There are 0 comments on Common Thoughts (A Genesis Review 8)
fullsizeoutput_1dd0

Common Thoughts (A Genesis Review 7)

The flow of history is utterly fascinating. When I wrote Miracle Across the Water I was fascinated by the specific line of history that led to the United States. You know those mazes in newspapers or children’s menu/color sheets at a restaurant with a maze where you…

Read More
There are 0 comments on Common Thoughts (A Genesis Review 7)

Common Thoughts (A Genesis Review 6)

The custom in ancient times (and in some places still now) was for parents to arrange marriages for their children. Here, in chapter 24 we find Abraham doing this for Isaac. Abraham was afraid Isaac would chose a Canaanite woman so he sends servants north…

Read More
There are 0 comments on Common Thoughts (A Genesis Review 6)
fullsizeoutput_1dd0

Chaos is Killing Us

The most disappointing thing in my life is that I’ve lived long enough to see the devolution of our American culture into meaningless chaos. Let me start here: we read in Genesis 1:1-2: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the…

Read More
There are 0 comments on Chaos is Killing Us
fullsizeoutput_1dd0

Common Thoughts (A Genesis Review 5)

The prevailing mythology of Samaria and Mesopotamia and their answer to God in the world can be found in The Epic of Gilgamesh, and from Spark Notes I offer this: The epic begins with Enkidu. He lives with the animals, suckling at their breasts, grazing in the meadows,…

Read More
There are 0 comments on Common Thoughts (A Genesis Review 5)
fullsizeoutput_1dd0

Common Thoughts (A Genesis Review 4)

I’m going to look briefly at the journey of Abraham just to show how this works. It begins in Genesis 12:1-3: “The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you .“I will make you into…

Read More
There are 0 comments on Common Thoughts (A Genesis Review 4)

Common Thoughts (A Genesis Study 3)

I, personally, have no date for creation. For me dating begins after Adam and Eve are kicked out of the Garden of Eden and the ability to formulate any kind of dating begins here. And the only dating formula we have are the generations listed…

Read More
There are 0 comments on Common Thoughts (A Genesis Study 3)
fullsizeoutput_1dd0

Common Thoughts (A Genesis Study 2)

The Tanakh, or the Hebrew Bible, consists of 35 books broken into three sections: the Pentateuch  or first five books of the Bible considered “the law”; the prophets;  and the “writings”. The dates range from 1400s BC (Genesis) to 400s BC (Nehemiah). The Protestant Bible has 39…

Read More
There are 0 comments on Common Thoughts (A Genesis Study 2)
fullsizeoutput_1dd0

Common Thoughts (A Genesis Review 1)

Beginning notes . . . When I began writing this section of Common Thoughts it turned into a “Genesis Review.” It’s not a commentary on Genesis, just notes of interest answering two questions: What, no Bible? and What, no religion? We moderns mostly know God…

Read More
There are 0 comments on Common Thoughts (A Genesis Review 1)
Dennis New

Common Thoughts 19a

  Empiricism. “Empiricism is the theory that the origin of all knowledge is sense experience. It emphasizes the role of experience and evidence, especially sensory perception, in the formation of ideas, and argues that the only knowledge humans can have is a posteriori (i.e. based…

Read More
There are 0 comments on Common Thoughts 19a