Archive for March 2017

Exodus 15:21-16:36

Mar 27th, 2017 | By
bspi032717

As the Israelites journey from Egypt to Mt Sinai, the Lord continues to provide, while teaching them — and us today — that obedience brings blessing, disobedience brings discipline.



Thinking Biblically about The Shack: The Movie (and the Book)

Mar 25th, 2017 | By
iipi032417

The movie, The Shack, has just been released in American theaters and is generating a similar level of discussion among Christians as did the book by the same title, which was published in 2010. William Young is a compelling, imaginative writer and the movie seeks to capture on film the same imaginative presentation of tragedy and God’s involvement and answer to such tragedy.



“Dignicide:” Can Euthanasia Ever Be Dignified?

Mar 18th, 2017 | By
iipi031817

The debate over the ethics of euthanasia within western civilization has taken a new turn. In London, a musical in the British theater scene has received rave reviews over the last year or so. It is “Assisted Suicide: The Musical,” created by Liz Carr, who suffers from a genetic disorder that prevents her from extending her muscles, among other impairments. That “Assisted Suicide: The Musical” is being received so well (often to standing ovations) is puzzling, for western civilization is embracing assisted suicide with a passion.



Exodus 13:18-15:21

Mar 17th, 2017 | By
bspi031717

The Lord parts the Red Sea for Moses & the Israelites as they depart Egypt & journey to Mt Sinai, fulfilling His promises of deliverance & inheritance.



Evangelicals, a Free Press and Donald Trump

Mar 11th, 2017 | By
iip031117

Among the various voting blocs in the United States, 81% of Evangelical Christians voted for Donald Trump for president in 2016. There were undoubtedly many reasons for this unbridled allegiance to a man who, in terms of character, honesty and lifestyle, only a few years ago would never have earned their vote. But his opponent was Hillary Clinton and most evangelicals viewed her as a worse choice. In my reading and in my conversations with evangelical Christians, the consensus among evangelicals seems to be that God has given us a political “savior” who will lead America back to its roots. He will bring about an America that is great economically, culturally and spiritually.



Exodus 12:21-13:8

Mar 10th, 2017 | By
bspi031017

The Lord instructs His people for The Passover, after which Pharaoh finally sets the Israelites free; God reminds them to remember their deliverance by sanctify their firstborn, and educating their children of what the Lord had done for them.



Living with Contradiction: Peter Singer and the Value of a Human Life

Mar 4th, 2017 | By
iipi030317

For many years, ethicist Peter Singer served as Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University. Author of many books, including his important Animal Liberation, Singer has championed ideas that are now cherished and central to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals organization. He lives a frugal lifestyle and does not eat meat, fish or wear leather. Arguably controversial and provocative, Singer has advocated among many other things the following:



Exodus 10:11-12:20

Mar 3rd, 2017 | By
bspi030317

God unleashes the last of the plagues upon Egypt; instructions & meaning of the Passover, and the Feast of Unleavened Bread.