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Quiet Quitting and the Work of God

The staff learned a new term today. One of us heard this term on the radio during their drive in and then shared it with the rest of us. That term is “quiet quitting”. Effectively But Not Actually Quitting As you may know, there has been a lot of quitting since the early months

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Ezekiel – Then You Will Know That I Am The Lord

If you are following the Old Testament track of our daily reading plan, then you are moving out of Judges and Ruth this week and moving into Ezekiel. While I understand and love Judges and Ruth, I struggle with Ezekiel. I’m not saying I do not like or dislike this book; I don’t not

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Mark – The Good News

The New Testament track of our daily reading plan had us in Mark all last week and most of the week before. It will keep us in Mark all this week and the first part of next week. Of all the Gospels, Mark is the most utilitarian, that is, it is the easiest to

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Jeremiah – The Covenant Prophet

Our Old Testament reading track is taking us into Jeremiah and leaving us there for the rest of the month. In my opinion, Jeremiah is in a class all its own. Though categorized with Isaiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel as one of the “Major Prophets”, Jeremiah is noticeably different in content and purpose from those

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The Revelation – An Anthology About Everything

The New Testament track of our daily Bible reading plan is taking us into Revelation or, even better, The Revelation.  We will end June with this book. We will spend most of July with it as well. In my experience, no book of the Bible gets as strong a reaction as The Revelation. Many

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Isaiah – The Prophet and the Kings

Isaiah is definitely not my strongest book of the Bible. I know much of what it says, that is, it’s chapters and verses, but I don’t know its construction or structure, that is, the “big picture” that adds valuable context to the chapters and verses. The only thing I knew about Isaiah prior to

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John – That You May Believe

If you are doing the New Testament track of this year’s reading plan, then you are now moving into the Gospel of John. There you will remain for the next four weeks. In many ways, John will be familiar to us. It will be familiar to those of us who grew up in Sunday

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Deuteronomy – The Second Law

Our reading plan is taking us through the Old Testament, but it is not taking us through it canonically. We are not reading the Old Testament books in order from first to last as they are found in the Bible but are instead jumping around. That is how we went from Song of Songs

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Song of Songs – Beauty and Truth

Our reading plan took us through Song of Song (aka Song of Solomon) this week. I don’t know how familiar most people are with this short poetic book. I can generally assume that most people have read books like Genesis or Matthew. I can at least assume most people know what those books are.

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Leviticus – Grace in the Law

We have just finished the book of Leviticus. I imagine most of us are happy it is over. I doubt anyone really loves reading this particular book of the Bible. I understand that sentiment. To be fair, Leviticus is legitimately the most “Law” of all the Law books. While Exodus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy all

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