the Stone and the Oak

A journey into bible education with the depth of the of the oak the accountability of the stone

Paul writes to the Ephesians that accepting Christ into their hearts will find them “grounded and rooted in love.” It gave me pause: what kind of soil am I sinking my roots into?

Whatever I choose to immerse myself in— chronic busyness, the act of pleasing others, the search for bodily comfort— will determine what kind of fruit I will bear or whether I will bear any at all.

What does rooting in the soil of God’s love produce?

The human brain contains what is called the comparative frontoparietal network which allows us to take in stimuli and compare, contrast, and categorize as part of our biological makeup. Making quick decisions based on comparison must have been important in agrarian life: pick the clean fruit; leave the bug-ravaged fruit. In their article “The culture …

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