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All articles & reviews tagged with wisdom

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December 2019
Articles > Comment

Be wise as serpents and harmless as doves

Vote for the least-worst candidate, and pray Depending on your point of view, the last few years have either seen parliamentary democracy at its best, or its worst. Whatever view you take on that, we are nevertheless privileged to live in a democracy. Let’s not give in to the cynicism and apathy which blights…

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June 2019
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Thinking it through… the wisdom of withholding judgement

Oh no. I dread phonecalls like this. It’s from a friend. Ian’s ringing to tell me that he and his wife have left the church they’ve been attending for the past twenty-odd years. It’s a sad story. They were pillars in that church, working faithfully, doing the jobs no one else wanted to do,…

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September 2017
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Answering difficult questions (2)

Continued from Answering difficult questions (1) Jesus’ enemies often tried to trap him with ‘clever’ theological questions, such as the one about marriage and the resurrection in Mark 12:18-27. ‘Then some Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to [Jesus]; and they asked him, saying: Teacher, Moses wrote to us that if a man’s brother dies,…

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Review

September 2017
Reviews > Book

A Father’s Gift: Lessons From Proverbs

‘I firmly believe that much of what we need to know about God and his ways of dealing with us is to be found in Proverbs. So much of what is helpful and necessary for life in this world and for that which is to come is written here in its wonderful pages’ (p.182).…

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August 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

A Healthy Heart

In the first nine chapters of Proverbs the sage is seen sitting with his son, counselling him about life. His advice is: 'Fear God, and pursue His wisdom.' This 'wisdom' is related in the 'proverbs' which begin in chapter 10. In Proverbs 4:20-27, the sage speaks of wisdom as a way of life, something…

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January 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

Christ our wisdom

'Of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God - and righteousness, and sanctification and redemption' (1 Corinthians 1:30) Is there anything more noble than wisdom? Solomon did not think so. 'Get wisdom! Get understanding!' he cries. 'Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom' (Proverbs 4:5,7). Such advice…

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August 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

Theology in Proverbs

What is wisdom? The book of Proverbs tells us straight away that it was written that we might attain wisdom (1:2) and knowledge (1:4). But what is wisdom? How does it differ from knowledge? The answer to these questions will certainly motivate us to study the book. Wisdom in Proverbs Wisdom in this book…

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