Wisdom

Why I Trust the Bible

I mentioned last week that the first leg of the three-legged “Who Can I Trust” stool is the great cloud of witnesses that confirm there is salvation in Jesus Christ alone.

This mirrors our daily experience.

Last year I went to Lowe’s to buy a lawnmower. I asked the sales person which one was their number one seller–and bought it because most people preferred it. Same with the cloud of witnesses. Truth is often found in numbers (confirming something to be true).

But there’s an even greater confirmation than people’s choices.

It’s found in the most incredible book ever written.

Here’s why I trust the Bible.

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What We Can Learn From the Machines

You may have heard of reverse mentoring.

It happens when younger folk teach us older people how to do something–usually with technology (because they know more about it).

Today I want to reverse teach–that is, take something that is often hurtful and use its example for good.

A well-known news broadcaster often talks about the negative influence of the “machines” in our modern world. He’s referring primarily to cell phones–which are becoming powerfully addictive.

Let’s flip it around.

Here’s what we can learn from the machines.

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The Last History Book – and Other Summer Reading

This week the U.S. House Judiciary Committee re-visited the issue of reparations for slavery. Most of the discussion–minus one brilliant presentation by the youngest African-American to testify–showed an abysmal ignorance of history and what we should learn from it.

As the lazy, hazy days of summer come upon us, I recommend to you my ten favorite history books.

You especially must not miss The Last History Book–and other summer reading.

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