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Dogs are clever (OK, maybe cats, too). Parrots are smart. Even pigeons are pretty astute. Of course, there are the primates and elephants and dolphins and such. Not to mention goldfish and other co-denizens of ours on this earth that can perform some amazing feats.
Japanese cognitive scientists Monamie Ringhofer and Shinya Yamamoto from Kobe University decided to take a look. And they found something pretty impressive.
They tested eight thoroughbred equines in
William Shakespeare (1564–1616) is buried in Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-on-Avon.
At least, most of him is.
In the 1800s there was a rumor that his skull had been stolen from his grave. That was dismissed as a myth for more than century.
But now, four hundred years after the bard died, archaeologists believe that claim is true. Using ground-penetrating radar to scan the grave, it appears that there is no skull with the rest of the skeleton. And there are signs that
Dutch teenager, Milan Schipper, planned to backpack Down Under before heading out to college this fall. Enjoy its coastal landscapes, beautiful cities, fabulous beaches, etc., starting in Sydney (pop. 5,000,000).
But, unfortunately for Mr. Schipper, things didn’t pan out that way. He ended up 10,000 miles away from aforementioned capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Oceania. In a snow-covered, frozen land. Pop. 32,000. Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada!
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Agents of God’s blessing are selflessly concerned about others and humbly aware of their own fallibility.
In Genesis 34, Simeon and Levi, because of their impetuosity and bloodthirstiness had disqualified themselves from leadership; in Genesis 35, Reuben—the mandrakes and incest guy—also had been disentitled. The next in line was Judah. And in Gen 37, it appeared that Judah’s brothers had begun to follow his lead over Reuben’s. It appears that in Gen 38 Judah
Agents of God’s blessing to others can expect misunderstanding and mistreatment from them.
The pericope begins with Joseph bringing to his father an “evil report” regarding his siblings (37:2). While the use of dibbah elsewhere indicates “slander” or “evil report” that may not be necessarily true (Num 13:32; Ps 31:4), in light of Prov 25:10 that employs the word to indicate a true (but disparaging) report, there is no reason to think that the dibbah
The blessings of God fulfilled in the past, promotes worship of God that, in turn, continues the cycle of divine blessings for the future.
This section forms the formal conclusion to the Jacob Story that began in Genesis 25. Here, we see a collection of scattered accounts (Genesis 35) along with a closing genealogy (Genesis 36).
The structure of Genesis 35 is a travelogue of Jacob and his camp from Shechem to Hebron, a severance of the marked by four burials—three actual
Book Reviews | More
- The Challenge of PreachingBy John Stott and Greg Scharf (Eerdmans, 2015)
- The Pastor as Public Theologian: Reclaiming a Lost VisionBy Kevin J. Vanhoozer and Owen Strachan (Baker, 2015)
- Preaching the Revised Common Lectionary. Feasting on the Word: Year C, Volume 4, Season after PentecostEdited by David L. Bartlett and Barbara Brown Taylor (Westminster John Knox, 2010)
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Upcoming Speaking Engagements
- June 18, 2017 Faith Bible Church, Edmond, Oklahoma
- July 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2017 Northwest Bible Church, Dallas, Texas
- August 6 & 13, 2017 Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco, Texas
Past Speaking Engagements
- March 24−26, 2017 Dallas Seminary President's Weekend, T Bar M Ranch, New Braunfels, Texas
- March 9−10, 2017 Eastern District of the EFCA, Preaching Refresher, Princeton, New Jersey
- March 6, 2017 Preaching Conference, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas
- January 12, 2017 New Student Orientation, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas
- November 16, 2016 Evangelical Theological Society, San Antonio, Texas
- October 19, 2016 Shepherds National Church Leaders’ Conference, Colonial Baptist Church, Cary, North Carolina
- September 6, 2016 Chafer Chapel, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas
- August 25, 2016 New Student Orientation, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas
- August 7 & 14, 2016 Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco, Texas
- July 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2016 Northwest Bible Church, Dallas, Texas
- July 25−30, 2016 Dallas Seminary Conference, Mt. Hermon, California
- June 12, 2016 Colonial Baptist Church, Cary, North Carolina
- June 5, 2016 The Chapel in the Oaks, Baton Rouge, Louisiana