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Luke 15 & Discover the Word Podcast

August 29, 2013 Leave a comment


January 7, 2012 1 comment

I’m a big fan of Discover the Word, but I rarely take the time to respond to a particular episode.

I’d like to take a couple of moments to reflect upon yesterday’s discussion about Moses.

Haddon and Alice and Mart discuss the importance of making purposeful decisions about our lives. Then they describe Moses’ decision to set aside the easy life in Egypt and identify instead with the Israelites, particularly as Stephen describes him in Acts 7.

But I’m not so sure Moses would have had to rough it, even as a Hebrew, if he hadn’t murdered an Egyptian.

God used this impulsive choice to nudge Moses in the right direction, but I don’t sense that Moses was planning ahead when, at age 40, he suddenly found himself on the lam.

A picky detail, and I appreciated the conclusions that the DTW team drew during yesterday’s discussion, but I’m not so sure about using Moses as a positive example of purposeful, long-range life-planning.

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The Danger of Self-Righteousness

December 6, 2009 Leave a comment

I’m a big fan of the daily Bible discussion Discover the Word.

For the last several weeks, Haddon and Alice and Mart have been discussing the Parable of the Prodigal Son.

One thing that they observed is that Christians love the first part of the story, where the younger son returns to the love of the father.

But many people, particularly the devout, have a hard time reflecting upon the older son’s sins.

This contemporary discomfort with Jesus’ story is closely related to His strong condemnation of self-righteous religious leaders of the day.

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