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The Flood

July 4, 2016

The Flood In recent times we have seen a number of catastrophic weather events. From the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in 2011, the world has experienced the destructive powers of water. But even these natural disasters do not compare to the Flood of Genesis. Scripture emphasizes...

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Jesus, the Greater Noah

March 22, 2016

Jesus, the Greater Noah Author Lesley Leyland Fields writes about the journey of learning to forgive her absent, abusive father. Though she had long held against him his litany of sins, in later adulthood she moved toward him in forgiveness. With sympathy, she recognized the brokenness of her father’s past, and this fueled new compassion...

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The Covenant with Noah

July 5, 2016

The Covenant with Noah In 1776, the signers of the Declaration of Independence formed a new government around a set of fundamental beliefs: the existence of God, a set of God-given laws of Nature, and certain “self-evident” truths and “inalienable rights” belonging to all. Our Founding Fathers did not cite Genesis 9, but they could have,...

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The Call of Noah: Build an Ark

July 3, 2016

The Call of Noah: Build an Ark The world’s population today stands at some seven billion people. Following God’s original command to “be fruitful and increase” (Gen. 1:28), the world is now full of human beings. But as our reading shows, humanity’s original increase suffered from the consequences of the Fall. Whatever the enigmatic references...

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Echoing Eden: The Covenant with Noah

December 6, 2017

Echoing Eden: The Covenant with Noah Outside the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is a tall, hollow steel structure known as the Vortex. In addition to seeing its striking architecture, visitors enjoy going inside to hear the cascading echoes of their own voices, hand claps, and foot stomps. Like the echoes heard in the Vortex, God’s covenant...

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  • Jesus December 6, 2017

Devotion for Dec. 03, 2004

December 3, 2004

Devotion for Dec. 03, 2004 Devotion for Dec. 03, 2004 Anthropologists note that many peoples have some great flood legend. In his book, Eternity in Their Hearts, Don Richardson tells about the Santal people of southern India. Nineteenth-century missionaries were amazed by a legend about a holy couple who escaped destruction when the god...

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Question and Answer

October 1, 2006

What do you think about the claims of some that Noah’s ark has been discovered? Question and Answer All I know about the search for Noah’s ark, and the latest claims to have found it, is what I read in the newspaper and/or the Internet. Apparently, explorers found some petrified beams high on a mountain in Iran. To the members of the expedition,...

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Noah: Shame Exposed

January 5, 2016

Noah woke from his sleep to discover that the nightmare had really happened. He had always been conscious of living an upright life before God and men, and God had honored him accordingly (see Gen. 6:8–9). But Noah was human, and he fell prey to the temptation to misuse the fruit of the earth for which he had toiled and with which God had...

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  • Shame January 5, 2016

Story of Noah: Fact or Fable? | Moody Bible Institute

April 30, 2014

Is the story of the ark truth or fable? In response to the recent Hollywood movie-production Noah, Moody professor and dean of the undergraduate faculty Dr. Bryan O'Neal was asked to participate in a published "dialogue" with Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn about the biblical story of Noah.
April 30, 2014

Noah’s Silent Sermon

October 2, 2015

Noah’s Silent Sermon Last year director Darren Aronofsky released a film that recast the biblical story of Noah for modern audiences. In an interview in Christianity Today, Aronofsky said his aim was to portray the psychological toll of the Flood on Noah and his family. In the movie Noah is portrayed as a good man and an environmentalist.

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