Fear of the Lord is the Beginning

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“The fear of the Lord is the beginning[i] of wisdom[ii]….” is a statement in Proverbs that seems as old and worn in this modern age as it is familiar. (Prov. 9:10) We tend to gloss over the statement as if it were a simplistic notion from a different time in human history, like an obsolete tool that has little present use or a crude instrument that causes more damage than the good it was once thought to produce. We tend to think that we now know better than to consider fear to be helpful in these enlightened times.

But do we? Continue reading “Fear of the Lord is the Beginning”

Judgment, Fear and Wisdom

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“Judgment” is a dirty word by modern standards. Though we make judgments about many things every day, the modern ethic of tolerance demands that we shy away from judgment. For that reason, people have a hard time with the Old Testament. Continue reading “Judgment, Fear and Wisdom”

A Word to the Wise

It is true that a higher percentage of “smart” people are not believers compared to people of lesser intelligence. The difference, though, has nothing to do with intelligence.

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“Not many wise….” (1 Cor. 1:26) Paul observed that not many wise people (as viewed from the perspective of society) were followers of Jesus Christ in his day.  Nothing much has changed since then. So, here is a word to the wise. Continue reading “A Word to the Wise”

A View from a Different Angle: Journalism, Law, Children & the Internet

Changes are occurring in the practice law like they are in the field of journalism and elsewhere as a result of the ubiquitous Internet that have application to the practice of law, other endeavors and to our children and future generations.

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I just read an interview with an award winning photojournalist and journalism school professor who was laid off by the Chicago Sun-Times in the newspaper’s scramble to respond to the threat of Internet competition. The interview can be read at the Daily Dot. The situation and many of the statements made in the interview struck a chord with me that I will attempt to play out in a different direction below.

I am an attorney. Changes are occurring in the practice law like they are in the field of journalism and elsewhere as a result of the ubiquitous Internet. The layoff of all of the photographers at the Sun-Times exposes a deeper root growing out of the burgeoning success of the Internet that I want to explore. It has application to the practice of law, and it has application to our children and future generations. Continue reading “A View from a Different Angle: Journalism, Law, Children & the Internet”