Four Principles from Daniel for Sustaining Faith in Today’s World

Jeremy Bouma on 1 month ago. Tagged under ,,,.

9780310284642How can we live “in the world” and yet not let the world own us and squeeze us into the shape of its own fallen values and assumptions?

A teenager and his friends, to say nothing of an entire nation, had to navigate this question themselves. Thankfully their wisdom has been preserved for us.

In his new book Hearing the Message of Daniel, Christopher Wright explores the perennial problem of living in but not of the world by exploring the book of Daniel—beginning with the young Jewish mens’ surprising response to Babylon’s program of indoctrination.

Though most sermons focus on their courage to say “no,” Wright explains why it is important that…

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What is the Purpose of the Book of Daniel? An Excerpt from the Story of God Bible Commentary

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“The book of Daniel is often read for its contribution to our understanding of end-times events, but sometimes Christians have been so obsessed with this that we have missed its main message…”

In today’s excerpt from the most recent edition in The Story of God Bible Commentary series, author Wendy L. Widder examines the real purpose and theology of the book of Daniel

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danielsgbcThe book of Daniel is often read for its contribution to our understanding of end-times events, but sometimes Christians have been so obsessed with this that we have missed its main message: God is in control, no matter how things look, and his kingdom will one day fill the earth. This message grows out of the…

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Misguided Convictions about Daniel – Spotlight on WBC: Daniel, $9.99 for a Limited Time

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Misguided Convictions about Daniel – From WBC: Daniel by John E. Goldingay

What assumptions should we bring to [Daniel] regarding the nature of the stories and the origin of the visions? Critical scholarship has sometimes overtly, sometimes covertly approached the visions with the a priori conviction that they cannot be…

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