Anchored Voices Posts

Who are you listening to?

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I have recently been thinking a lot about voices—speaking up, listening to them, hearing God, and more. Even without our media-laden society, it is difficult to know who to listen to. I’ve been studying the explosion of popular preaching in post-Revolutionary America, and there were literally thousands of itinerant riders seeking audiences throughout the back country of the 1790s-1820s, all with their own version of understanding the Bible. Many a conversion happened, and many were from idea to idea, rather than simply to Jesus. Fast forward to today, and we have the same thing happening but in light-speed time as tweets ping, posts slither through […]

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The Doorway to Wisdom

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Garland, on a fantastic sale, roped me in. Soon I was deep in the scrolling, pictures of fake evergreen to festoon my doorway flitting before me. Fantasies of sparkling greenery shimmering in new-fallen snow glimmered in my imagination. Until I realized how much time had passed and that I had purposed to write today about the doorway to wisdom! Wisdom’s doorway is not draped with discount plastic greenery! Proverbs 8 is the personification of Wisdom, and in it she calls out to us. In verse 34 we read: “Blessed are those who listen to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway.” Prov. […]