Series Archives: Esther

What to do when you’re disenchanted

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Esther

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Esther Charles Taylor is a Professor of Philosophy at McGill University in Canada. Taylor writes in a massive book of nearly 1,000 pages that the human race experiences seasons in history when our experience of God seems to swing between two poles. One pole he […]

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When you live in Susa

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Esther

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Esther   Esther opens with these words: Now in the days of Ahasuerus, the Ahasuerus who reigned from India to Ethiopia over 127 provinces, in those days when King Ahasuerus sat on his royal throne in Susa, the citadel…(Esther 1:1-2 ESV) The names and places […]

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Daring to believe in His presence even in His absence

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Esther

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Esther   In Esther, we find a God who refuses to act with boldness and brashness. But we also find a king who does not. Esther reveals how, when God plays behind the scenes, others will try to steal the scene. Chapter one opens with […]

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Celebrating the Hide and Seek God

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Esther

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Esther   The story of Esther takes place during one of those disenchanted seasons of life which we all inevitably endure, often more than once. Those times when God labors in obscurity rather than notoriety. Those periods when God’s presence is hard to perceive and […]

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