Daily Devotional 1-31-17

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Daily Devotional, General

A WASTED LIFE? By Scott Keith – My friend Aaron recently introduced me to a website that has shattered my world. No, it’s not a site spouting a new theology. No, it is not even a site promoting a new worldview or philosophy that has got my head spinning. Rather, it is a site dedicated to tools. Yes, tools. The site is John Neeman tools, and they have a rather simple philosophy. All of their tools are made in their small, traditional workshops (in Latvia) using equally...

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Daily Devotional 10-2-16

Posted by on Oct 2, 2016 in Daily Devotional, General

Are “Feelings” and “Truth” the Same Thing? Let’s Ask Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric By Scott Keith – Grammar, logic, and rhetoric encompass the first three rules-based focuses of the seven liberal arts. As these disciplines are absorbed and accomplished together, they form the all-encompassing system for determining clarity and consistency of personal thought called the Trivium. Grammar: Mastering the basics of the material. It answers the question of the...

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Daily Devotional 9-26-16

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in Daily Devotional, General

Was ist das? The Eighth Commandment: Luther’s Toughest Words By Scott Keith – “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.” Okay, easy enough. So, long story short, I am not supposed to outwardly tell lies about my neighbor. I can do that, I think. Then Luther does what Jesus tended to do. That is, Luther takes something in the Law that seems easy to accomplish and exposes its real difficulty. Luther asks the toughest question ever: “What does this...

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Daily Devotional 8-21-16

Posted by on Aug 21, 2016 in Daily Devotional, General

Mutual Brotherly Consolation and Forgiveness By Scott Keith – “As for myself, I judge the loss of all one’s possessions easier to bear than the loss of one faithful friend.” – Martin Luther “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.” – C.S. Lewis Last week on the Thinking Fellows podcast, Dr. Rosenbladt and I interviewed one of the hosts of Front...

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Daily Devotional 7-15-16

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016 in Daily Devotional, General

One Thing is Necessary By Paul Koch – The more that I consider Luke 10:38-42, the more I think that this is a perfect text for the understanding of the Christian life. We may be familiar with the story of Mary and Martha and the tension that plays out in their hospitality to our Lord, but this text has never really been all that well known to us. In fact, it is often misquoted or misapplied to our lives precisely because we don’t spend much time really receiving the...

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