And Many Animals

Sometimes I cannot read the Bible without other ideas swirling in my brain. Most of those ideas are just vapidity. Yet every once in a while, an idea coalesces with the Scriptures that is intriguing. It happened this morning. In reading Jonah, this stood out. Then he made a proclamation in Nineveh:“By decree of the …

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The Second Chance

The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time, saying, “Get up, go to Nineveh, the great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.”Jonah 3:1–2 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Our friend Jonah, after reckoning himself as good as dead—ran away from God's …

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