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Husbands, don't forget context!

LOOKING UP: Kyle Hooks - "If you’ve been reading your Bible carefully, and perhaps more so if you haven’t, you may have noticed that it says some things that don’t exactly agree with the prevailing attitudes of our culture."
Read More Looking Up Read More Upward Glances If you’ve been reading your Bible carefully, and perhaps more so if you haven’t, you may have noticed that it says some things that… http://www.lookingupfrombelow.com/read/husbands-don-t-forget-context/

Don’t submit to the tyrant “bully-god”

LOOKING UP: Kyle Hooks - "I miss Christopher Hitchens. A prolific writer and icon of 21st-century atheist thought, Hitchens died of esophageal cancer on Dec. 15, 2011. I never met Hitchens, but I read his books and listened to his speeches and debates. He…
Read More Looking Up Read More Upward Glances I miss Christopher Hitchens. A prolific writer and icon of 21st-century atheist thought, Hitchens died of esophageal cancer on… http://www.lookingupfrombelow.com/read/don-t-submit-to-the-tyrant-bully-god/

Doing good in the new year

LOOKING UP: Kyle Hooks - "Happy New Year! I love New Year's traditions. Staying up late, drinking Champagne, eating black-eyed peas and watching the ball drop are all just plain fun. Nothing beats that midnight kiss. New Year's is as close as it gets to p…
Read More Looking Up Happy New Year! I love New Year's traditions. Staying up late, drinking Champagne, eating black-eyed peas and watching the ball drop are all just plain… http://www.lookingupfrombelow.com/read/doing-good-in-the-new-year/

The hard lesson my daughter’s namesake learned

LOOKING UP: Kyle Hooks - "One of the strangest experiences of my life was sitting down with my wife and deciding together what another person should be called for the rest of her life. Our daughter will be a year old soon, and I’ve been thinking back abou…
Read More Looking Up Read More Upward Glances One of the strangest experiences of my life was sitting down with my wife and deciding together what another person should be called… http://www.lookingupfrombelow.com/read/the-hard-lesson-my-daughter-s-namesake-learned/

Recognize you are a slave in service of Christ

LOOKING UP: Kyle Hooks - "Wrong as it is for one man to own another, Mr. Scott seems to have been confused as to what rights a slave actually has; namely, none. That's what makes a slave a slave. How often do we as Christians suffer from the same confusio…
Read More Looking Up In what became one of the darkest stains on our history, Dred Scott, a slave, in 1850 sued his owner in the U.S. Supreme Court for his freedom and that of his… http://www.lookingupfrombelow.com/read/recognize-you-are-a-slave-in-service-of-christ/

Our service members model a higher truth

LOOKING UP: Kyle Hooks - "Their mission complete, the battered special ops team returns to their base camp. Their mission was a success, and their first stop is to report directly to their commander in chief. As they debrief, they produce what they had ri…
Read More Looking Up Their mission complete, the battered special ops team returns to their base camp. Their mission was a success, and their first stop is to report directly to… http://www.lookingupfrombelow.com/read/our-service-members-model-a-higher-truth/

What does a giving culture look like?

LOOKING UP: Kyle Hooks - "You may not own or run a business. If you do, perhaps it's time to incorporate Leviticus 19:9-10 into your business model. Even if you don't, maybe it's time to incorporate Leviticus 19:9-10 into your personal budget."
Read More Looking Up You can find some of the weirdest rules in Leviticus. Leviticus 13:47-59, for instance, details how God wanted the nation of Israel to deal with mildew on… http://www.lookingupfrombelow.com/read/what-does-a-giving-culture-look-like/

This nation's savior is only found in the Bible

LOOKING UP: Kyle Hooks - "Recently, a presidential candidate made a comment about the budget for public television. In the following days, a rare little video was posted on the Internet as a result. The video shows the late Fred Rogers - better known as M…
Read More Looking Up Recently, a presidential candidate made a comment about the budget for public television. In the following days, a rare little video was posted on the… http://www.lookingupfrombelow.com/read/this-nation-s-savior-is-only-found-in-the-bible/

Are you ready to give an answer?

LOOKING UP: Kyle Hooks - "Pastor Todd Wagner of Watermark Community Church in Dallas decided some time ago that he might like to invite some speakers to his church in order to train the congregation there to adequately respond to the claims of a group of …
Read More Looking Up I was privileged to go to the conference and I was enormously encouraged. The chance to see speakers in person whose books I’ve read, whose podcasts I… http://www.lookingupfrombelow.com/read/are-you-ready-to-give-an-answer/

Let's talk about sex.

LOOKING UP: Kyle Hooks - "Our appetite for sex in this culture is absurd. Industries that deal in its images make people unfathomably rich. Books that fantasize about it become best-selling hits. It sells everything. We talk about it and obsess over it an…
Read More Looking Up When my wife and I started Dave Ramsey’s “Total Money Makeover” plan, we stopped going out to eat altogether because every meal we ate at home meant we were… http://www.lookingupfrombelow.com/read/let-s-talk-about-sex/

My Own 'Light and Momentary' Troubles

LOOKING UP: Kyle Hooks - "I am, right now, sitting in a waiting room at Shannon Hospital. I work here part time as a chaplain, and I know this room pretty well. I know where the phone will ring when the operating room has an update. I know where to get th…
Read More Looking Up Today is Monday. On Friday, my wife Megan woke up with something blurry in the corner of her eye. By Saturday, it was worse. By Sunday, it was bad. We… http://www.lookingupfrombelow.com/read/my-own-light-and-momentary-troubles/

Ask not what your church can do for you

LOOKING UP: Kyle Hooks - "I can’t say enough bad things about going to church, and please don’t think you detect sarcasm here. The idea of sticking a bunch of self-avowed sinners and hypocrites into an organization together, each one trying to suck whatev…
Read More Looking Up Sometimes the music is bad. Really bad. Sometimes parents don’t realize that the time has come to excuse themselves once their progeny has begun screaming.… http://www.lookingupfrombelow.com/read/ask-not-what-your-church-can-do-for-you/

Time has come for $5 words

LOOKING UP, Kyle Hooks: "Parousia — just say that nice and slow. Try this one next: soteriology. Words and phrases like hypostatic union, hapax legomina and exegesis just roll off the tongue and make theology a huge pleasure." What is the Bible good for a…
Parousia — just say that nice and slow. Try this one next: soteriology. Words and phrases like hypostatic union, hapax legomina and exegesis just roll off the tongue and make… http://www.lookingupfrombelow.com/read/time-has-come-for-5-words/

Exchanging a conservative voice for biblical perspective

LOOKING UP, Kyle Hooks: "You and I are much dumber than God. He even says so. In Isaiah 55:9, God says, 'as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.'"
Read More Looking Up You and I are much dumber than God. He even says so. In Isaiah 55:9, God says, "as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways… http://www.lookingupfrombelow.com/read/exchanging-a-conservative-voice-for-biblical-perspective/

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