Archive for June 2017

Jude 1:1-3

Jun 29th, 2017 | By
bspi062917

An introduction to the book of Jude, discussing “servanthood” plus detailed discussion of how we are ‘called & kept’ by the Lord.



Does Sin Affect the Human Ability to Think Clearly?

Jun 24th, 2017 | By
iipi20170622

In 1 Corinthians 2:6-16, the Apostle Paul makes an astonishing argument about the Holy Spirit’s role in enabling the Christian to think, reason and embrace truth. He contrasts the “wisdom” of the world with the “wisdom” of God. God’s wisdom is revealed, and human wisdom without God leads to foolishness and the defiant rejection of God’s wisdom. But when we have the Holy Spirit, this changes. Paul utilizes a logical argument:



The Six-Day War: 50 Years Later

Jun 17th, 2017 | By
iip20170617

The 50th anniversary of the famous Six-Day War of 1967 is upon us. With it are coming the normal cries and accusations against Israel for its “occupation” of Palestinian land. For much of the world, Israel remains a nation unforgiven for its occupation and its refusal to seriously negotiate with the Palestinians. The BDS (boycott, divestment, sanctions) movement against Israel is popular on American college campuses, if nowhere else. . . Let’s do a quick review of what actually happened 50 years ago and in the subsequent decades:



Exodus 33:12-34

Jun 15th, 2017 | By
bspi20170615

In this final study of Exodus, Moses draws closer to the Lord & meets with him on the mountain, as He renews his Covenant with the people.



Is Donald Trump “Our Dream President?”

Jun 10th, 2017 | By
iipi20170610

President Trump delivered the Commencement address at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia this year. This is the institution founded by Jerry Falwell, founder also of the Moral Majority and other organizations in the late 20th century. Falwell epitomized the attempt by evangelicals to influence the direction of Republican Party politics in 1980s and 1990s. In many ways, he also symbolized what became known as the “Religious Right” in those decades. His son, Jerry Falwell, Jr., is now Liberty University’s president. In introducing President Trump a few weeks ago, the young Falwell called him “our dream president.”



Exodus 32:1-33:11

Jun 8th, 2017 | By
bspi20170607

Moses demonstrates maturity & leadership as he handles the pagan Golden Calf incident; he also shows intimacy in his conversations with God – the same intimacy that each of us can have with the Lord today.



Understanding Globalism and the American Economy

Jun 5th, 2017 | By
iipi20170617

As I have argued in previous editions of Issues in Perspective, one of the major debates occurring within the American political culture and which is also an aspect of international affairs is globalism vs. economic nationalism. The appeal of economic nationalism over globalism explains the electoral victory of Donald Trump and, to some extent, the Brexit phenomenon. But as with so many things, there is a need for balance and clear thinking in this debate.



Exodus 25:1-31:18

Jun 2nd, 2017 | By
bspi060217

God gives a picture of the Tabernacle, starting from the inside out (or, from the presence of God to the outside where man is allowed).