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Should my daughter nanny for a lesbian couple?

Question: My daughter has been calling me to ask my opinion about working for a married lesbian couple as a nanny to their child. I quote scripture to dissuade her, however she says they are so nice to her and Christians are being unfair to their lifestyle and the couple can’t help who they are,...

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How could Boaz do such a thing?

Question: God said the Moabites could not join with the Israelites yet Ruth was a Moabite. Did Boaz disobey, and what happens to Obed, Jesse and David? It is difficult to believe Boaz did anything against God’s will. ∼ Vanaly P. Answer: Dear Vanaly, There is a theme that runs through King David’s life of...

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Rabbi, there’s a conflict in your teachings.

Question: I’ve noticed two major themes in your writing and speaking that, when taken together, create a dilemma. These are the themes of income being associated with the production of value for others, and the fact that the values of society are becoming less and less moral as civilization has deteriorated recently.   So this...

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My daughter is marrying out of the church

Question: I brought up all my three children in the church. My daughter is is getting married very soon, and will not have a clergy or a pastor officiating at the wedding. I am hurt that God will not be at their wedding.   How can I come to terms with this? It is as...

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What do the words abomination and unclean mean?

Question: In Scripture some things are called an abomination while others are unclean. What is the difference? ∼ Regina Answer: Dear Regina, What a difference a word can make! If you’ve been reading Thought Tools for a while or have listened to any of our audio CDs, you are aware of the snare of translations....

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How do I combine ministry and business?

Question: I am your distant student here in South Africa. I am struggling to reconcile my passion to be a committed Bible teacher and create a real estate business at the same time. The general view of most Christians is that to be successful Bible teacher zone must be divorced from running businesses. Over the...

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Is the word ‘bricks’ a code word in the Bible?

Question: I recently replayed one of your “Ancient Jewish Wisdom” programs that I recorded about the tower of Babel and the introduction of secularism. I noticed , correct me if I am wrong, the first time the word “Brick” is mentioned in the Bible is in Genesis 11:3. The question is, what is the significance...

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Speed limits are limiting my freedom!

Question: OK, I admit it–I love to go fast. So when the local city council keeps lowering the speed limits, I get frustrated. The argument is always “safety,” so it’s hard to find fault, and I know I need to drive safely, yet I sense my rights are being taken away under false pretenses. What...

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Our daughter won’t listen to Dave Ramsey

Question: We are Jewish. I’ve heard you endorse Dave Ramsey and vice versa. His methods have helped me greatly. However, my 34 year old daughter is at a financial crossroads and desperately needs help. When I suggested that she take a FPU course or at least listen to him or read his book, she says,...

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Should I lie on my resume to get a job?

Question: Is it a sin to write about false experience on my resume? If I get an interview for a job then lie about the experience that I had because they always want experience and I know I can do the work if only they gave me a chance, would talking about the job experience...

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