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Planting seeds in people’s heads

We have all either heard or used the expression of “planting an idea in someone’s head.” It is a wonderful metaphor that is rich in meaning. Metaphors are a symbolic language used to explain the invisible world of human mental … Continue reading

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God’s Field Of Dreams

In the movie Field Of Dreams, Kevin Costner hears an invisible voice trying to plant an idea in his head by saying, “Build it and they will come.” The voice seems to have a supernatural origin that eventually connects with … Continue reading

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Do God’s Hands Have Horns?

He had horns going out from His hand . . . (Habakkuk 3:4). Ouch! That is a frightening idea. Imagine if one were to shake hands with God, or worse, be hugged by God. An individual would be left with … Continue reading

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Are we more imaginative than God?

Humans have become quite imaginative when it comes to describing things that would otherwise be indescribable. Take describing a person’s mental qualities for instance. If we identify a person as being smart and who shares his or her knowledge with … Continue reading

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Five Fingers Become Friends

Once upon a time there were five fingers. As they were talking among themselves a debate erupted that centered around which of them was the most important. “I am,” said the thumb. “Without me the hand could not grasp anything.” … Continue reading

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The Deep Science of Scripture

While not the Orthodox view, there has been a strong Christian tradition of biblical interpretation that goes beyond the literal sense of its words. I have maintained through various posts that to truly understand the significance of the covenant with … Continue reading

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