What does that word mean?

16th November, 2009 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

What beauty and intimacy we find in the Psalms! God has given us so many poetic pictures of who He is as our covenant God and of the world in which we live. The problem is this: do our children understand the meaning of the metaphors? When they read, ” How long will you hide your face from » Read More

Obeying God is Scary

25th July, 2009 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

“Obeying God is scary.” I wrote these words in the introduction to Unit II of God’s Great Covenant: Old Testament 1.  Obeying God was scary for Abraham because he left everything he knew for a life that would be a total surprise.  He didn’t have an encyclopedia, the internet, or a GPS so he couldn’t know anything » Read More

What’s “old” about the Old Testament?

1st April, 2009 - Posted by Claire Larsen - 2 Comments

What is it that makes the Old Testament “old?”  Is it because the prophets who wrote the  books lived thousands of years ago during the time that historians call the Bronze Age and the Iron Age? Everything was old back then — the lifestyle they lived, the way they recorded history! No , although the Old » Read More

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