In this edition:
- All things change, except one
- Make a difference
- POEM: God Creates Anew
ALL THINGS CHANGE, EXCEPT ONE
Remember the web back in the 90s? Do you pine for those days when spam and bots weren’t a thing? Would you go back to those days and give up all the development that has occurred since then? I thought not.
Change is a given. It’s going to happen whether we like it or not. Things and people die, other things and other people are born. It’s not a cycle, but a progression. Time moves forward. We think it may move slowly or rapidly, but it does move. And is reaching toward the End.
Many changes are uncomfortable. They require we adapt and regroup. One that was recently announced is Google’s end to the free ride. They’re going to start charging for online storage, once you hit your limits. Of course, you were always paying, if not in cash. Continue reading
We’ve published a few of these on the Forthright Press blog, and here’s yet another one — out of order as far as the book’s chapters, but within, we hope, the great order of God’s wisdom. So here are 7 important points of wisdom from chapter 3 of Proverbs. Continue reading
As of Feb. 25, Barbara Ann Oliver will step down, due to personal reasons, from the daily operations of Forthright Magazine. We will miss her presence and good work.
Thanks, Barbara, for your wonderful contribution all these years.
For now, I will resume editing of articles. We are searching for a managing editor, a volunteer position since the magazine is a free service.
Forthright Magazine has been around since the mid 1990s. It was our first online effort. Everything else we do online has grown out of it.
My son Joel has begun reworking the Forthright Press website and will take over the marketing and sales. He brings experience and knowledge to the process.
Every change is an opportunity for growth. We trust in the Lord to show better ways of serving the church and of helping others seek his way.
It’s been a while, but here’s another page from the Practicing Proverbs series. May it cheer you and steer you right. You can get it in PDF format, for printing (practicing-proverbs-25), or see it below as an image.
Jon Gary Williams wrote and published the book, A Practical Guide to Bible Study. We translated it into Brazilian Portuguese and published it in 2018.
The paperback has a full-color cover, with 101 pages, done in high-quality printing. It was printed in Brazil. We’ve had requests on how to get a copy outside of Brazil.
To order a copy of the book outside of Brazil, do this:
- Send US$15.00 (per book copy) to our PayPal account.
- Email us with your complete mailing address, including full zip code.
International snail mail is taking weeks to arrive, so please be patient. Contact us if you’ve not received it after two months.
For other books in Portuguese see our website for Projeto Alcance.
This is an exercise we’ve done with several chapters in the book of Proverbs for our own edification. This seven-fold list might encourage you.
- Wisdom (and the truth behind it) is discoverable, 1-11. We can know the truth, Jn 8.31-32. Pilate’s question, “What is truth?” has an answer.
- To “call out for” discernment and “raise your voice” for understanding, 3, indicate the intensity of desire for wisdom, reinforced by verse 4. The search must be real and all-consuming, or “extreme” (now a positive quality).
- Wisdom must enter the heart, 10. Truth comes from outside man, Ps 51.6. The popular idea of looking within oneself for truth and guidance is terribly misguided.
- Wisdom is a savior from evil men and immoral women, 12-19. It works powerfully in a fallen world.
- The marriage covenant is “made before God” 17. It is more than a contract between two people. God unites them, so it ought not to be broken.
- The upright who reside in the land, 21, are those who prosper and have peace by seeking God’s wisdom. See Mt 5.5.
- Wisdom and wickedness are two ways of life—and the only two that exist—that lead to two different destinies, 21-22. Which will you choose? 20.
The editors are pleased to announce the addition of three new columnists to the slate of Forthright Magazine, reinforcing the already strong group of writers who contribute weekly to the ezine. Continue reading
Maybe you’re happy that a only small group of friends sees your cat pictures or short comments. But your public content deserves to be seen by a wider audience, right? Some things you want the world to see.
When you want to share with the world, your articles, reflections, photos, and links should all be easily available to anyone who wants to see them.
That goes double for devotional thoughts, Bible meditations, and gospel articles.
Here are some reasons why it’s not advisable to post your public content to Facebook, along with suggestions about what to do. Continue reading
It occurred on 2 April 2008. My very first tweet.
(A tweet is a post or message published on Twitter, with a limit of 140 characters.)
The first tweet for Forthright Press came later, on 12 December. Continue reading