Imagine traveling into space and witnessing the blinding intensity of the sun's light unmediated by our atmosphere, or feeling the heat in what you assumed was the cold darkness of space. C.S. Lewis describes this experience in his novel Out of the Silent Planet when the main character Ransom is kidnapped and forced into a … Continue reading Blinding Lights
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