The Collapse of the Universe Into A Consciousness

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In this study we will be discussing the contrasts that exist between the role of human consciousness as opposed to Scripture or the consciousness of the Creator. We will define these terms as we go through and study the text. This subject matter is very important today just as it has always been due to [...]

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The Superinflected Personality – Part 3

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Part Three 1. Jeremiah acts as a leverage over the temporal context. In Jeremiah 1:18, God says, “Today I have made you a fortified city, an iron pillar and a bronze wall to stand against the whole land—against the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests and the people of the land.” Again, he will [...]

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The Superinflected Personality – Part 2

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Part Two Now if Jeremiah is the antipode to all that other stuff that is against the revelation, what is his relationship to that other stuff? What is the posture that he occupies? There seem to be four parts to this posture: 1. The posture Jeremiah has to the situation is relative to God. It [...]

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The Superinflected Personality – Part 1

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THE SUPER-INFLECTED PERSONALITY A STUDY OF THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH By J. Michael Strawn The eternal Word of God inflects the temporal side of reality. Objectivity is a myth. There is no such thing as objectivity. There are only inflected realities. If the revelation of the Lord inflects something with meaning that is “right” and [...]

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The Briefing Book – Part 2

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BRIEFING BOOK Part Two B J. Michael Strawn (Tape Transcription) To delve into what we will repeatedly refer to as a Biblical Lexicon, we have to learn a vocabulary.  Unless we shake up our language, we don’t ever learn anything.  So we have to piece together a usable, workable, practicable lexicon.  And we’ll use the [...]

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The Briefing Book – Part 1

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THE BRIEFING BOOK by J. Michael Strawn (Part Two A) This is a tape transcription. To obtain a copy of The Briefing Book, contact Dr. Strawn for copying and postage costs.) What we want to take a look at in this segment has to do with the “Two Funnels”.  And so we have this graphic [...]

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Scriptural Lensing

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(Transcribed) A lens, like in a set of binoculars or even our eyeglasses, squeezes whatever you’re looking at into the shape of the lenses.  Because our eyesight is poor, or looking through a set of binoculars, when we look at Sandia Crest is going to squeeze it to the field of vision of the binoculars.  [...]

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The Incredible Strange Thing

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By J. Michael Strawn (Transcribed from tape) The title of this study is built on the word translated in the New International Version, a STRANGE THING, in the book of Acts, chapter 26 and verse 8, where Paul is making his defense before Agrippa. He says in that particular citation: “O king, it is because [...]

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The Ideal Man – Part 3

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MEMORANDUM # 3 THE IDEAL MALE: THE PASSIONATE MIND 1. A LOT IS SAID ABOUT SIN OF ADULTERY — CHAPTERS 5,7 2. ABOUT THE SIN OF FORNICATION — CHAPTER 6 3. AVOIDING THE WAYWARD WIFE –  CHAPTER 6 4. SEX HERE IS PRESENTED IN THE ABSTRACT (IDEA) -COULD STAND FOR ALL OF MAN’S PASSIONATE PURSUITS [...]

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The Ideal Man – Part 2

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MEMORANDUM # 2 THE IDEAL MALE AND RECIPROCAL RELATIONS 4:1-27 1. EXPERIENCE IS “INTERLOCKED” BY RECIPROCAL RELATIONS BETWEEN WISDOM OF GOD —————- WORLD 2. IDEAL MALE (EVEN FROM YOUTH) DOES NOT OPERATE ON SELF UNDERSTANDING CONVENTIONAL WISDOM PHENOMENOLOGY “PRACTICALITY” –BUT RATHER ON RECIPROCAL RELATIONS BETWEEN…… WISDOM OF GOD————–HUMAN MIND 3. THIS IS A RECIPROCAL UNIVERSE [...]

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The Ideal Man – Part 1

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MEMORANDA REGARDING THE IDEAL MAN By J. Michael Strawn Memorandum: “a short note designating something to be remembered” “something to be done or acted upon” Webster’s New Universal Unabridged Dictionary How to read this book: The book of Proverbs is a high compression of ideas.  We release the compression by meditation on it. INITIAL CONCERNS [...]

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Idolatry and Three-Place Logic

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As the study entitled “Six Idols In Daniel” shows, idolatry as seen by the Lord isn’t confined to the act of bowing down to a graven image. Idolatry is the elevation of any human construct or idea above God Himself. In this brief lesson, we will examine the concepts of: antecedents and subsequencies; the Biblical [...]

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The Psychology of Measurement

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This study has to do with the last in the series called The Psychology of Measurement and it deals with words that are translated in the English Bible as refuge. You can take your concordance to see what various Hebrew words are. As you take the compilation of those terms, bring them together, you find [...]

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The Phases of Faith

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While others around us in the world and even those in the church may conclude from their own personal experiences that serving God doesn’t pay off in the real world, they are echoing the thoughts we find in Malachi 3:14— You have said, “It is futile to serve God. What did we gain by carrying [...]

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