The answer to the meaning of life – Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:26, Part 5

At the beginning of this five-part blog series on Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:26, I showed you Ed Ames’ song, “Who Will Answer?”, a song that is really asking, who brings meaning to life?  As we have seen all week long, while humanity tries to answer that question many way, it is only God who has the answer. Continue reading “The answer to the meaning of life – Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:26, Part 5”

The downfall of the Philanthropist – Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:26, Part 4

I recently listened to a podcast about Walt Disney (episode 204), and it was fascinating to hear the story of how he grew his company from a few cartoon drawings into what is today one of the top ten companies in the world.  After Disney died, however, there was a massive court battled that ragedContinue reading “The downfall of the Philanthropist – Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:26, Part 4”

How work and wisdom fail to bring ultimate meaning to life – Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:26, Part 3

This week we’ve been following the Teacher in the biblical book of Ecclesiastes try out seven roles or personalities, all in an attempt to find the meaning of life. It’s a kind of ancient personality test. So far the Teacher has introduced us to the Philosopher, the Student, the Party Animal and the Addict, butContinue reading “How work and wisdom fail to bring ultimate meaning to life – Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:26, Part 3”

Can the Student, the Party Animal, or the Addict find the meaning of life – Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:26, Part 2

Are you searching for the meaning of life? In Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:26, as we learned in the previous post, the Teacher tries out seven different roles, each one an attempt to find the meaning of life. So far, he has tried the Philosopher, and found it comes up empty. Now the Teacher takes on the roleContinue reading “Can the Student, the Party Animal, or the Addict find the meaning of life – Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:26, Part 2”