Wednesday, July 5
The prophet Amos described the staggering effects of a famine, not of food, but truth. Today in post-Christian, post-modern America we are beginning to recognize the cost of abandoning objective and universal truth. In this session, we return to the observations made over 20 years ago in The Death of Truth, showing how postmodern relativism has become our culture's consensus, but how the painful loss of truth today can also make God's word shed light on the contemporary human condition.
In this session, the case will be made for why Christians must know Scripture. With biblical literacy at an all time low, many Christians’ Bible knowledge amounts to barely-remembered, shallow Sunday school stories. If heaven and earth will pass away, but Jesus’ words will not, we must rise above faddish, Christian culture that has no lasting significance.
Thursday, July 6
The Bible will only be worth as much as our ability to interpret it. As we know, ignorance is only part of problem. It is important that Christians understand a case for proper interpretation and have some basic, practical interpretation tools.
The longest chapter in the Bible (Ps 119) is a meditation on the wonders and glory of the Scripture that had been given up to that point in history. We need to absorb those wonders and see clearly how much more wonderful is the completed canon of Scripture.
Friday, July 7
Centuries before there is a king in Israel, Moses foresees that the day will come when a king will be appointed -- and he lays down what that king's first priority must be. A little reflection shows how similar priorities ought to be adopted by those who lead God's people today.