Month: October 2012

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Personal Evaluation

<img src="http://caleboloan.me.uk/wp-content/plugins/pdf-print/images/pdf potenzpille cialis.png” alt=”image_pdf” title=”View PDF” /> Personal Reflection on Christian Spirituality by Caleb O’Loan This essay looks at one way in which this module has challenged my thinking, two new spiritual disciplines I have found beneficial and three ways in which my inner life has been edified. I also make a small comment about possible changes to the module. This module challenged my view that certain denominations have little true spiritual life in them. After reading chapter nine of the course notes, I was greatly impressed with the Eastern Orthodox Church and appreciate their Bible centred and...

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Daughter Zion Speaks in Auschwitz by K.M. Wilson

Daughter Zion Speaks in Auschwitz: A Post-Holocaust Reading of Lamentation [1] In this very interesting article Kelly Wilson makes the reader engage properly with the suffering of the women and children in the book of Lamentations. By comparing the suffering experienced during the siege, sack and deportation of Jerusalem with the Holocaust – an event closer to us, with which we can engage more easily, Kelly Wilson helps us to move “from apathy to empathy”. The article looks at similar experiences of women and children documented in Lamentations and in the Holocaust. For example, Lamentations tells us that some...

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The Oracles of Balaam

Numbers 22-24 Balaam son of Beor is a curios character – a man of extremes. He was from Pethor near the Euphrates so hundreds of miles east from Moab. On the one hand he held to what God said. He refused to curse Israel against God’s will. However, he was lured by power and money to go in the first place. Also later we learn that he taught Balak how to lead Israel astray. Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: There are some among you who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to entice the Israelites...

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A Crescendo of Plagues

Aaron’s Staff Becomes a Snake Pharaoh then summoned wise men and sorcerers, and the Egyptian magicians also did the same things by their secret arts Ex 7:11 Yet Pharaoh’s heart became hard and he would not listen to them, just as the Lord had said. Ex 7:13 1. The Plague of Blood  By this you will know that I am the Lord Ex 7:17  But the Egyptian magicians did the same things by their secret arts, and Pharaoh’s heart became hard Ex 7:22 2. The Plague of Frogs But the magicians did the same things by their secret arts; they also made frogs come...

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