Audio Post 10 – A Spiritual Stockholm Syndrome

The discussion in Audio Post 10 centers around how to reconcile human freedom (and willingness) to sin with the Apostle Paul’s words to his disciple Timothy about those not in Christ being held captive by the Devil to do his will (see 2 Timothy 2:24-26).

One possible explanation is that of a spiritual version of what psychologists call “The Stockholm Syndrome” in which those held captive begin to sympathize with the beliefs of their captors.

The original article from the School of the Solitary Place site can be found here.

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Audio Post 9 – Wonderful In Our Sight

Jupiter and Four MoonsThis audio post centers on a discussion of the treasure we have in Christ, a treasure which those who refuse to believe can never diminish or remove. Comparisons are made to the refractive beauty of a diamond and also the wonders which Galileo saw in his telescope around the year 1610 (such as four moons which orbit the planet Jupiter…pictured here). No person who denied the beauty and wonder of such things removes these things from existence. The wonder still exists, even if no one else is willing to marvel. Such is our relationship with Christ.

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Audio Post 8 – Rejoice Always

RejoiceAudio Post 8 centers on a commentary on 1 Thessalonians 5:16. How is it in a world of real pain, trouble and evil, we are called to “Rejoice Always?”.

Link to the original 2010 article from School of the Solitary Place.

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Audio Post 7 – Taking Advantage of a Great Grace

 This episode centers on a discussion of graces which God has given us in our time. One of those graces, for those of us in the English-speaking world, has been the presence of a number of excellent Bible translations available to us in English. One way of using that grace to our benefit is to be able to read more than one English translation of the Scriptures to get a better sense of what God is telling us in His Sacred Word.

Link to the article on School of the Solitary Place

Link to the Read Scripture Plan (which I’m using in my Bible reading in 2018)

Link to the One Year Bible Reading Plan

Link to the Discipleship Journal Bible Reading Plan

Link to the Seed Company, a part of Wycliffe Bible Translators

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Audio Post 6 – Taking The Time To See the Work of God

time-passages-imageIn Audio Post 6, the discussion centers on how it may take time to recognize that God is working in a particular situation.

Link to the original article found at the School of the Solitary Place blog site:

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