Heavenly Minded, Adorned and Furnished

“Wives be subject to your own husbands …” This instruction begins the third chapter of 1 Peter. Reading this sentence in our modern culture may strike some as a commandment condoning male hierarchy as a sort of setting for the family table of organization. Interpretations of Scriptures can be twisted...

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Love, Crazy and Strong

“… Love is as strong as death … many waters cannot quench love …” (Song of Solomon 8:6-7) All the wonder and wildness and bewilderment of this crazy thing called love is put down for us in Song of Solomon. Essentially, this book represents a collection of heart-bursts from a...

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‘I Will Go’

Rebekah came to the well of water outside the city of Nahor in Mesopotamia. She did this most evenings for her family. One day she was met by a stranger, a man whose travelling party included 10 camels loaded with stuff. He was the servant of Abraham and he was...

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A Galilean Wedding

It is no coincidence that Jesus’s first miracle was performed at a Galilean (Cana) wedding. The wedding was the most important event taking place in the Galilean villages of Jesus’s day since it was to be celebrated by all. The entire church age as defined by the new covenant established...

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The Surprise Bride

Imagine this: a family wedding feast happens and it finishes with you being made the surprise bride. We read of just such a story in Genesis 29. Big sister Leah watched and toasted and enjoyed the celebration that was supposed to mark the giving of her younger sister, Rachel, as...

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