Everything had fallen apart… This is the context for so much of Scripture, including Wisdom Literature. Wisdom Literature–Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, etc.–was probably assembled after the golden era of King David was over, after the temple had been destroyed, after God’s people had completely lost their sense of security. So in many ways, Wisdom Literature is […]Read more "Wisdom for All Ages 4: Fear of the Lord"
Know-it-alls…we all know them, and we all know how they make us feel: insecure, distant, frustrated, annoyed. I (Ross) confess that I can be a know-it-all. So I was cut to the heart when I read in Proverbs 12:15, “Fools think their own way is right, but the wise listen to advice.” In fact, a […]Read more "Wisdom for All Ages 3: Created to Grow"
If you read through Proverbs, there is a theme that continues throughout the writing. It’s sort of boring. It’s not at all sensational. It’s one that won’t turn people’s heads. That theme? Words really matter. What you choose to say and, perhaps more so, what you don’t choose to say makes a big difference in […]Read more "Wisdom for All Ages 2: the Power of Words"
For the next three weeks, we are doing a special kind of family worship on Sunday mornings. We’re inviting our kids to be with us for the entire hour of worship–a practice that we’re going to carry into the future. There are many reasons, but the primary one is that Jesus suggests that children should […]Read more "Wisdom for All Ages 1: the Right Path"