This is such a personal moment it almost seems a sacrilege to cite it. A Son in unrelieved pain, a Father His only true source of strength, both of them staying the course, making it through the night—together.
Monthly Archives: September 2014
Here’s a very short list of popular “Biblical” terms and phrases which just so happen *not* to be in the Bible. I’ve attempted to attribute them to the proper sources: “This, too, shall pass” ~ Attar of Nishapur (Sufi poet) … Continue reading
I had something of an epiphany (little ‘e’) a while back. I had been struggling with certain passages in the New Testament in which Jesus says things that seem totally bizarre or incongruous. Then, it finally hit me: duh! He … Continue reading
Some believe that we are saved by our faith alone. But “faith” does not just mean “belief” in God or that Jesus is the Son of God. If that were true, according to the Bible, then the devil himself would … Continue reading
Anger. I do not recall a single time in my life that I am glad to have been angry. People talk about righteous anger. I don’t know about you but for me all anger feels ‘righteous’ at the time. In … Continue reading
I hear people say all the time that they are not at all religious. I don’t believe a word of it. Religion is hardwired into our basic DNA. Some call it superstition. We all have it to some extent. What … Continue reading
We don’t go to church because we are good Christians. We go to church because we are *poor* Christians and want to be better. At least that’s my excuse. What’s yours?
I can’t figure out what other Christians mean when they say they are against abortion on religious grounds. The Bible clearly does not afford a fetus the same legal status as human being (Exodus 21:22-23). God even gives Moses instructions … Continue reading
The Bible doesn’t always mean what people think it means. Case in point, I thought I had found yet another glaring contradiction in the Bible: I was reading the Book of Numbers and it said that God does not lie (Numbers … Continue reading
I wonder if Jesus would be a little creeped out by the *cross* being his symbol. It seems a bit like the thirty-ought-six being a symbol for Martin Luther King Jr.. I’d be willing to bet that Jesus would prefer … Continue reading