Monthly Archives: October 2009

A Tool for Sunday School Teachers

Sunday School teachers know that there is always a need for interesting ways to teach biblical truth to the young and old alike.  One suggestion is to pass out attention-getter worksheets at the beginning of a class. This allows the early arrivals to stay busy (and quiet), while you wait for the rest of the attendees to arrive. Rev. Dr. Tom Rakow has written a book full of material that should prove useful for teachers entertain and educate their students.

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Why love one and eat the other?

While in Denver, Colorado, in mid-October, I saw a billboard that said, “Why love one and eat the other?” You can see the sign at Mercy for Animals. It shows a picture of a dog and a pig.  It is an ingenious marketing ploy. But as usual, it is yet another example of how animal rights protest industry advocates miss the point.

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International Family Law: A Modest Proposal

Recently the news has been peppered with stories about men and women who have citizenship in different countries taking their children back to their home countries against the wishes of their former spouses. Sometimes the children are taken against the custody agreement determined by the court.  The result is the parent without the children usually has no legal standing in their former spouse’s country to get the children returned. What can be done about this?

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Risk

Bernstein’s book, Against the Gods, takes the reader on a remarkable historical journey on the identification and management of risk. Risk involves uncertainty and lack of control about negative unforeseen events. For example, when one buys a house, will it increase or decrease in value? That question is ultimately about risk as no one, short of God, can know for certain the answer to that question. So a buyer must make an educated and informed assessment regarding the likelihood of losing or gaining money on the purchase. Interestingly, the bible has much to say about risk.

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When to Leave a Church

Although King’s Evangelical Divinity School is an academic institution, we believe that theological studies have practical impact. One of the ways we encourage students to engage in applied theology is to raise questions in our e-campus discussions. I asked students to explain when a member may be morally justified to break fellowship with his/her church. The ensuing discussion was both spirited and insightful.

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