Tag Archives: Fear of the Lord

The Beginning of Wisdom

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To listen to this reflection as a podcast, click here. Throughout the month of August, we’re looking at Ecclesiastes, that strange and seemingly “modern” Old Testament book that depicts what happens when humanity searches for ultimate meaning apart from God.  Fear can lead us to do crazy things.  In 2003, fear almost led the President of the United States to order fighters to shoot… Read more »

Appropriate Fear

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If you have a desire to experience the world’s most violent weather, Oklahoma is the place for you. As journalist Michael Lewis notes in his book The Coming Storm, the National Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK is “about as perfectly situated as an institution can be.”  Masses of warm air coming up from the Gulf of Mexico routinely collide… Read more »