Heroic, Hopeful, or Wishful Thinking?

BFB210411 King Leonidas Statue 1968
King Leonidas of Sparta, hero of the Battle of Thermopylae. (Photo by Dan McLean, June 4, 2005, www.flickr.com.)

It’s easy to be optimistic in the good times, or even in the moderately bad times, but what about when the world as we know it is coming to an end? 

Judges 7:19-22, 8:10; Job 1:21, 13:14-16; John 6:66-69

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Music: “Ben Hur,” Marc Reift, Philharmonic Wind Orchestra & Marc Reift Orchestra, 87 Greatest Hits for Concert Band, Marcophone, 2014.

Defiance, or Definition?

The Fiery Furnace, Gustave Doré.

Where do we draw the line between obedience and defiance to authority? Maybe that is not the right question. Maybe it’s more a matter of who – and whose – we understand ourselves to be.

Daniel 3:12-18; Job 13:15-16, 19:25-27; 1 Thessalonians 5:8-11; Revelation 12:10-11 

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 Music: “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednigo,” The Abyssinians, The Abyssinians Live, Ackee Dist 2012.