Here we have the a Biblical story of true love. http://bible.oremus.org/?passage=Genesis+24 Its kind of a funny story, because it has a lot of loopholes. Sarah has died, and the hope is that Isaac will find a wife among his own people instead of the Canaanites, which makes sense at that time. Arranged marriages worked, … Continue reading
Because those are hope building practices, and this is how to defeat evil. This is how #hopewins, this is how we defeat #terrorism, not with weapons or policies, but with the refusal to live a life of fear. Continue reading
Jesus Said Blessed are the Geekmakers For they shall imagine the earth
I have an ongoing theory about where religion is going…. It happily matches Diana Butler Bass’s, though is from a differing perspective In undergrad I got a BA in Hist and Engl and (almost) a minor in Philosophy…but really, I was studying fairy tales & fantasy. I did my thesis on that. Then in seminary, … Continue reading
Why Daylight Savings Time, Why? Most people don’t like Daylight Savings Time, I will admit that as a pastor it is a little terrifying to know that if I get the time wrong I’ll miss doing my job (yipes) However, my kids have already adjusted their systems (at least 10 days ago) do the new … Continue reading
Jesus’ #transfiguration motto for today
“The great lesson of ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ – a thing must be loved before it is lovable.” ― G.K. Chesterton | #Valentine This is why Beauty and the Beast is my theological fairy tale of choice Cupid & Psyche–the basis for Beauty and the Beast– is simulataneously the last myth and the first fairy … Continue reading
https://medium.com/@theboyonthebike/god-loves-monsters-4f727db3d046 Beautiful Theology over at theboyonthebike “The monster was not a threat to God. And while Job had become a threat to his friends, he wasn’t a threat to God either. The creature that the world called “monster,” God called “friend.” The beautiful part then is that the people the world calls “monster” (because their … Continue reading
Job 42:10-17 10 And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job when he had prayed for his friends; and the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. 11Then there came to him all his brothers and sisters and all who had known him before, and they ate bread with him in his house; … Continue reading
Job 38 Then God comes in a storm. Thundering his mightiness, showering his holiness, blowing his grace across Job’s Face. “Who are you to question me?” God asks….. and God shows who God is to Job Job 42 Job repents, realizing who God is… Job says that he had “heard” God before, but this … Continue reading
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