You do not mess with blind faith. Just a humble reminder. You do not question the dully codified stories of Christianity, or challenge them, or offer...
Whereas biblical narratives are millennia removed from the 21st century, there is something about the people, stories, and content of the Bible that has current appeal.
Art historians, curators, and critics offer extensive commentary on the minutest details and nuances of artworks but ignore the glaring and obvious falsification of biblical history.
This strange early twentieth-century expression of religious faith is not widespread -- confined to a small number of churches in the southeastern United States -- but has its roots in a literal reading of a cluster of biblical metaphors.
Our popular imagination turns Eve into a receptacle for one set of our fantasies. Our fixation on Eve's sexuality causes us to overlook the story's major themes and what they might mean for our common life together.
In King's faith-based Democratic Socialist idea and in his thoroughly humane vision of the Beloved Community that would embody it, there indeed is 'nothing which all cannot have their counterpart of on equal terms.'
The story of Jonah is how a mortal man tried to run away from the mission his Creator had gifted to him. He was subsequently swallowed by an enormous fish which spit him out onto dry land only when he resolved to return to his true mission in life.
Why does G-d repeat all of the details of the Tabernacle as the Jews build it? And what would Rocky Balboa have to say about this topic?
The question emerges: What kind of God meets Moses on this mountain? Is this the God who prescribes commands, one who sets an agenda for people to follow? Is this a comforting God, one who enfolds Moses in the arms of divine love?
I suppose the assumption by the consultant was that Jesus simply couldn't compete. Instead of drawing minds and hearts into the cause, his name would push people away. Somebody should have told Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.
Once when I had been brought up short by lurid graffiti freshly scratched on a new bathhouse on Cape Hatteras, an old, sand-blasted woman came up behi...
Meditation, prayer, church services, fellowship and even the admission of wrongdoing -- confession -- all help train an individual's ego into seeking something more important than individual satisfaction. It takes practice, practice, practice -- both to know what's right and then to actually do it.
These are 5 verses about money that, even as I just scratch the surface of understanding them, have revolutionized my financial life. Each one of them has had a strong impact on me during good times and during financial struggles as well.
'Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.' Seriously, Jesus? Have you even met some of us? Have you seen the depths of our jealousies, the breadth of our greed? Have you noticed how insatiable our egos are? How deeply insecure we all are?
Over the last few decades, whenever the notion of a harmonious Christian beginning has been challenged, there seems to have been a readily available "how-to-manual" defense against this perspective.
To stand behind this law is to stand behind discrimination, in Jesus name. And that is something His name should never, ever be used to defend.