Category Archives: Bible

Learning to Pray…About My Job

What can Moses do for an encore? After hearing God speak from a burning bush, after 10 miracles before Pharaoh, after parting the Red Sea, after summoning water from a rock, after announcing manna from heaven, after demolishing a fortified … Continue reading

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What Is the Bible Anyway?

Lots of experts have written precise, scholarly explanations of what the Bible is. I like David Bowden’s fast-paced original slam poem “I Believe in Scripture”: There’s so much flying by that I’ve enjoyed Bowden’s piece more as I watched it … Continue reading

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“Happy New Year” Is God’s Idea

A “new year” is arbitrary, but I like it anyway. Most things do not improve with age. I peeled this orange for snack this week on the 5th day of Christmas, but it was not a gift from my true … Continue reading

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Milestones of Religious Intolerance

The year 2011 is notable for new milestones in religious intolerance—thanks to The New York Times, The Washington Post and the U.S. military. What does this bode for 2012? The New York Times published a bigoted attack on people of … Continue reading

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What do you mean by the “Word of God”?

Christians mean different things when they say the “Word of God.” WRITTEN WORD OF GOD The default response for the “Word of God” is the Bible—God’s Word on paper…or on your electronic device. Roman Catholics, Orthodox believers, fundamentalists and evangelicals … Continue reading

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Of Parrots and Preachers

Listening to preachers can feel too much like listening to parrots! Many preachers are predictable, repetitive—and even worse—one wonders if they could explain their inherited parrot phrases in contemporary, public square English. This affliction includes preachers from every theological/denominational tribe. … Continue reading

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Martha or Mary?

reflection on Luke 10:38-42 (Christ in the House of Martha and Mary, Johannes Vermeer, 1655) Mary, Mary, we will bury All our hidden idols here. As we listen, God will christen Every moment, every tear. He may soak us, sometimes … Continue reading

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