[Proverbs as Parables]: The Jewel

There once was a jewel named Sparkle. Sparkle was lonely. Don’t get me wrong, Sparkle had plenty of companions. It’s just that they were all stashed away in a dusty box. You see, the owner just wasn’t that interested in jewelry. Sparkle, the jewel, was attached to a silver braided necklace. She was covered with... Continue Reading →

To Spank or Not to Spank? – Connected Families

To Spank or Not to Spank? - Connected Families. I've come to appreciate this organization and having met Jim Jackson, I know him to be a man who not only loves Jesus, but has some excellent advice on this issue. Thanks Jim! Also, here's a link to a couple of my thoughts on the issue... Continue Reading →

“God, I’m So Angry Right Now! (Uhh, is that Okay?)”

I'm not really a poet, but I am very interested in presenting truth in memorable ways. I've appreciated revisiting biblical poetry in the Bible interpretation class I'm currently taking. This skill is helpful when studying the psalms as well as wisdom literature. Understanding the full art of Hebrew poetry is difficult for English translations, but... Continue Reading →

Spanking and Proverbs – Part 2: Interpretations (via Dare to Disciple)

While this is an issue that I continue to debate in my own mind, I believe this entry has significant merit and is worth some study. I respect Dobson and Tripp and their insights on spanking. I consider pain to be a great teacher. However, I have a nagging question: Do shepherds beat/strike/spank their own... Continue Reading →

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