Solomon and Reality TV

“And also along the road, as the fool walks, his heart is lacking — he says to all that he is a fool.” (Ecclesiastes 10:3) A fool is not so merely in private things, but in public things as well. As he goes through his life, the actions he takes, the decisions he makes, they… Read More

5 Things You Need to Know about Going Deep

Back in High School, I was a competitive swimmer. No, I never broke any records, but was good enough to be on the team and consistent enough that the coach put me in relays and things like that. And so, during those years, I swam seemingly endless laps across the surface of the water of… Read More

Oh How Deep!

“How your works are great, Yahweh, Your plans are quite mysterious.” (Psalm 92:6 [verse 5 in English])   Oh, heavenly Father, “what is man that you are mindful of him!” We make plans and perceive our designs to be deep and meaningful, but in a moment they are washed away by the winds of time.… Read More

A Christian Hierarchy of Values

The Greek philosopher, Aristotle, argued that there was a hierarchy of values in terms of what was worthwhile for individuals and society to pursue.  For Aristotle, the highest value was the knowledge of truth for its own sake.  Of course, Aristotle was an Empiricist, which means that his real interest in “Truth” has to do… Read More

Not Far from the Kingdom of God (Mark 12:34)

“And Jesus saw that he answered thoughtfully, and said to him, ‘You are not far from the Kingdom of God.’  And no one was bold enough to question him any longer.” (Mark 12:34)   And Jesus saw that the man had answered thoughtfully, or, as in many of our English translations, “wisely,” though the word… Read More

A Proverb in a Song: part 4

“My mouth shall speak wisdoms; the meditation of my heart is understanding.” (Psalm 49:4 {Psalm 49:3 in English Bibles})   And now that the psalmist has called peoples from across the planet to heed the words of his lips, he addresses them specifically.  He is saying, listen here, you people of the earth and I… Read More

You Delight in Truth: Psalm 51 (part 7)

“Behold, truth you delight of in the inward parts and in hidden places it is wisdom you teach me.” (Psalm 51:8 {Psalm 51:6 in English Bibles})   Indeed, our God is truth and anything that is found that is apart from God has no truth in it.  The secular world may put things forward as… Read More