The Widow’s Gift: Dr. Duane Arnold, PhD

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17 Responses

  1. Michael says:

    I get back to where our theological understanding begins…and this is it.

    If we begin with the sinfulness of man or some “attribute” of God other than love we will end up diminishing the fount of all truth…

  2. Duane Arnold says:

    Michael,

    Fully agree… and that love is not logical…

  3. Josh the Baptist says:

    Maybe Van Morrison’s “Crazy Love” is a praise song. 🙂

  4. Duane Arnold says:

    #3 Josh

    If you book him for your church, let me know… I’ll buy a plane ticket asap!

  5. Josh the Baptist says:

    🙂 I could have gotten by with it at my last church.

  6. Dan from Georgia says:

    ” for while we try to explain, God simply gives.”

    – I really like this Duane!

    Of course, you/we/I run the great risk of making some mad in talking about love.

  7. Duane Arnold says:

    #6 Dan

    I’ll gladly take the risk 🙂

  8. Dan from Georgia says:

    Good to hear Duane! It needs to be defended!

    “It” being God’s love as motivation.

  9. John 20:29 says:

    If we begin with an attempt at an understanding of the absolute holiness of God, all that entails, then we can better appreciate the miracle of and our dependence on love and its attending grace… It is too bad, worse than that, horriblle, that evangelical Christians (we are Christuans) have recently had a diet of prosperity and sociology… or so it seems to me

  10. filbertz says:

    I like that in giving the last of her funds, the widow was then entirely dependent on God. This level of dependence is certainly counter to our self-dependent culture and our sense of individual worth. This account, and your observations, are helpful today.

  11. Duane Arnold says:

    #11 Filbertz

    Many thanks…

  12. Mud Man says:

    This was really good. You nailed it on the head!

    “…and the Lord said in his heart…”

    Multiple thumbs up!!!!

  13. Duane Arnold says:

    Mud Man,

    Many thanks…

  14. Martin Luther's Disciple says:

    Hey such unity – I posted a Van Morrison video on Facebook earlier this week — actually it was a THEM video, but Van Morrison was in it. 😉

  15. Duane Arnold says:

    #15

    Good taste 🙂

  16. Cash says:

    “However, why God did it, is as absurd as a widow who casts her last two coins into an offering box“
    I agree wholeheartedly. Grace by its very nature is absurd. That God Himself would subject Himself to the murderous hatred of His own creation is wildly unreasonable. Who can understand the depth of that love?

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