In one of his books, author Stephen Covey related a story about a professor who placed a one-gallon container on a table in front of him. He then set about a dozen fist-size rocks on the table and, one at a time, placed them into the jar.
After putting all the rocks inside the jug, he asked, “Is this jar full?”
If you could choose one word to describe love, what would it be? Ask your friends that question, and you’re liable to get a variety of answers. But in the Bible, we can easily pinpoint one word that is clearly synonymous with godly love.
Two hundred years ago, the father’s role was clearly defined. He was at the center of family life. He was the head, the primary caregiver, breadwinner, protector, moral educator and law-enforcer.
In the early days of computer programming, there was a popular phrase, “Garbage in, garbage out”—meaning, if the programming was lousy, the computer’s output would be useless.
When President Mohamed Morsi appointed himself a virtual pharaoh of Egypt on November 22, demonstrations broke out across the nation. Thousands of secularists and liberals stormed the neighborhood outside Morsi’s palace, protesting the audacious power grab. They were met by thousands of Islamists who fought back in support of Morsi’s absolute rule. Cries of “no to dictatorship” clashed with chants from the Islamists: “Defending Morsi is defending Islam.”
Earlier this year, Stephen Flurry, his family and five Herbert W. Armstrong College students and alumni established a regional office for the Philadelphia Church of God in Jerusalem, Israel. Over the next six months, The Trumpet Daily produced 80 episodes and updates, filming from various locations throughout Jerusalem and the country. This episode sums up The Trumpet Daily’s Israel 2012 experience.
Last week, thousands of Hamas supporters waving green flags marched through Hebron and Nablus in what some called an outbreak of the Arab Spring in the West Bank. During this peaceful but powerful show of force by Hamas, Palestinian security forces simply stood by.