Category Archives: Wisdom

As It Is Written

As It Is Written is the title of a column appearing monthly in the Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church’s Newletter. Its objective is to present, each month, a view of the Holy Scriptures rooted in the cultural milieu of the Ancient Near … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Kosher Deli

[Taken from Bishop Lori’s Statement to the House Committee on Oversight regarding Religious Freedom] HHS has mandated that, with few exceptions, all employers must offer insurance coverage for birth control pills, devices, and abortifacients. So, with apologies to Jesus, the ancient … Continue reading

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Corporal Punishment: A Biblical View

Speaking of parents and children, there’s a new lesson available for your reflection about the Bible’s view of corporal punishment. It turns out that, read in context those troubling verses dealing with “beating” your child are deeply nuanced. Here’s the concluding … Continue reading

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God’s View of the Parent-Child Relationship

As it is written, the LORD commands us to honor our parents (Ex 20:12 and Deut 5:16) but also to fear them (Leviticus 19:3). As an aside, the Hebrew for the two words, honor (kabeid) and fear (yarah), are seldom … Continue reading

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