About M. Fant

I'm a youth pastor who has a BA and MA in Bible; studied Hebrew and Greek and enjoy being with my wife, playing sports, running, reading, and hanging out with kids in the youth group.

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  • M. shared from The Bible among the Myths: Unique Revelation or Just Ancient Literature? (Ancient Context, Ancient Faith) by John N. Oswalt
    So how shall we account for this unique understanding of reality? Should we not give credence to the explanation that the Bible gives of itself? If it alone, of all previous and subsequent thought about reality, presents an Ultimate who is both truly transcendent and fully personal, should we not credit its own explanation? Shall we say that the Hebrews, just like all their neighbors, took this cosmos as the given and then imagined the invisible part of the cosmos through an analogy with the visible part and alone arrived at a different understanding of reality than everyone else who followed...
  • M. shared from The Bible among the Myths: Unique Revelation or Just Ancient Literature? (Ancient Context, Ancient Faith) by John N. Oswalt
    Furthermore, transcendence offers a simplified understanding of causation. For many, one of the more troublesome aspects of Old Testament teaching is its forthright assertions that Yahweh is the one who brings about evil (see Isa. 44:7; Amos 3:6). To be sure, we must think our way through the implications of such statements carefully, but much more important than their troublesome nature is the breath-taking uniqueness of these statements, which should capture our attention. Everywhere else in the world, the presence of evil has been explained with dualism. That is, there are two eternal entities:...
  • M. shared from A Praying Life: Connecting With God In A Distracting World by Paul E. Miller
    You don’t create intimacy; you make room for it. This is true whether you are talking about your spouse, your friend, or God. You need space to be together. Efficiency, multitasking, and busyness all kill intimacy. In short, you can’t get to know God on the fly. If Jesus has to pull away from people and noise in order to pray, then it makes sense that we need to as well.
  • M. shared from A Praying Life: Connecting With God In A Distracting World by Paul E. Miller
    A thankful heart is constantly extending grace because it has received grace. Love and grace are uneven. God poured out on his own Son the criticism I deserve. Now he invites me to pour out undeserving grace on someone who has hurt me. Grace begets grace.
    Note: A thankful heart extends grace...
  • M. shared from A Praying Life: Connecting With God In A Distracting World by Paul E. Miller
    Trying to dissect how prayer works is like using a magnifying glass to try to figure out why a woman is beautiful. If you turn God into an object, he has a way of disappearing.
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M. Fant