The word "remember" appears repeatedly in the Old Testament, and over twenty times in Exodus, Leviticus, and especially Deuteronomy. The Hebrew word means to mark and to recognize, and it has a positive, masculine note. It means to remember and thereby command and exercise dominion. We are to remember so that we might act.
Not all theological discourse that is done with good intentions is necessarily good or Biblical. And not all apologetics that uses some form of antithesis is necessarily good or Biblical. Apologetics and theology can't be simply concerned with proving a point; they must be solidly grounded in a comprehensive Biblical worldview, not only in respect to their goals but also in respect to their terms and presuppositions, to their methodology, and to their overall frame of reference.Word of God.
"Common Core," or the Common Core State Standards Initiative, was launched in 2009 by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers. States that choose to adopt these standards will have to align eighty-five percent of their English and mathematics standards with Common Core. Christian families, even those whose children are not in government schools, should be aware of the widespread impact Common Core could have.
When we come to faith in Christ, many of us hope that the practice of living out the faith will be a simple one. After all, the bottom line to Christian living is to fear God and keep His commandments (Ecc. 12:13). However, since our sinful natures have to be acknowledged by us and renewed by the Holy Spirit, we must work to become separated unto God-to become holy. Eventually, we come to understand that the process of our sanctification does not happen on auto-pilot, but must be lived out in a deliberate, self-conscious manner, without relying on gimmicks or simplistic formulas.
In this meaty volume, the late Mary-Elaine Swanson (d. 2011) applied deep, extensive, and tightly-focused scholarship to demonstrate "how important Locke's political ideas were-and still are-to a free people" (p. 5). The book is also a yeoman effort to rehabilitate Locke in the eyes of Christians with whom he has fallen out of favor.