A type of simple harmony develops in a group as long as the members tolerate a certain level of deception. Like the princess and the pea, however, humanity as a whole cannot rest in the peace of this simple harmony because the falsity of its comfort will always be felt, no matter how many mattresses … Continue reading A Simple Harmony
Originally posted October 9th, 2018 I recently saw a tweet that said, “when God asked Job, ‘where were you when I laid the foundations of the world?’ Job’s response should have been, ‘where were you when I was being tortured by Satan?’” For some people the very thought of replying to God in that way … Continue reading Why Have You Forsaken Me: The Cry of Job and Jesus
From Sarah Coakley’s God, Sexuality, and The Self I hate to admit it but there were times when I was growing up that the doctrine of the trinity was maybe the least important aspect of my faith. I had come to believe in God through wonderful storytelling that communicated the love of Christ and through … Continue reading The Beauty of Oneness: Why unity is essential for the trinity and the Church.
Originally Posted: November 19th, 2018 The story opens with a female prophet and judge holding court between “the heavens” and the “house of God.” A thousand different sermons could be preached about the life of Deborah. In this counter-intuitive story, the themes of lament, prophecy, and the role of women come to the front. I’ve … Continue reading Not Without You
Have you ever wondered how the bible can say that God dwells in unapproachable light but also in a cloud of thick darkness, or how light was created on the first day but the sun and stars weren't until the fourth day, or how hell can be a place where God isn't, even though we … Continue reading On Darkness and Light