Halloween v. Christmas

Halloween v. Christmas

Great stuff from John Dickson at CPX



Future of Forestry – Slow Your Breath Down

This chest is full of memories
Of gold and silver tears
I’ll give you more to own than
All of this
And I’ll give you more than years
For you were once a child of innocence
And I see you just the same
Your burdens couldn’t win or lose a thing
Oh, I’d tell you once again
But you’re always on
The run

Slow your breath down
Just take it slow
Find your heart now, oh
You can trust and love again
Slow your breath down, just take it slow
Find your smile now, oh
You can trust and love again

If you leave I’ll still be close to you
When all your fears rain down
I’ll take you back a thousand times again
I’ll take you as my own
I would sing you songs of innocence
‘Til the light of morning comes
‘Til the rays of gold and honey
Cover you
In the sweetness of the dawn
But you’re always on the run

You’re not alone
You’re now a part of me
You feel the cure
I’ll find the toil it brought you


OT Intro – Short Answer (Joshua, Judges)

Anthony Van Dyck 1599 – 1641

Samson and Delilah

Study Guide

1. Compare and contrast the Western and ANE view of history

2. Who is the main character of the historical books?  Why is this a point of emphasis in both Joshua and Judges?


3. Connect the book and person of Joshua with the New Testament.  What are the parallels?

4. What role did idolatry play in the demise of Israel during the Judges period?

Reserve Reading

5. How might a thoughtful & sensitive Christian respond to the objections surrounding the conquest and the slaughter of the indigenous Canaanite population?

6. How are we to respond to the apparently very different OT and NT descriptions of the Judges?  Namely, Gideon and Samson? (Hebrews 11)