Neither…Nor

As an academic I learned that there are times when such knowledge makes it easier to grasp the meaning of parts of the Bible. In the original languages of the Bible (Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek) the meaning is at times clearer than in a translation.

Yet, to find a way to point out an emotional or culturally based doctrine is usually frustrating. People would rather cling to their belief structure than learn the way of God. Read more…

Prayer Learning

Prayer does not change God’s mind – it changes ours. (eg. Abraham and Sodom, during which Abraham kept changing the limits of his request until he finally gave in to God completely, in Genesis 18:17-33.) Read more…

Everyone Will Know

Many (most?) Christians express confidence in their loyalty to how they worship God, the congregation they belong to or the denomination they subscribe to or their self-righteous declaration of freedom from all gatherings of believers. Read more…

Driblets

I once was working a contract that was only 18 minutes from home – a real Godsend. Read more…

Jesus Accepts Me

I was trying to think of how to describe my experience of Jesus, really. Read more…

Stories Versus Verses

Okay, I admit that this is a bit of a rant, but I do think it is justified. Read more…

Simple Works

When I was growing up we had no money. No fancy toys. Sometimes barely food. Hand-me-down clothes. No travel to foreign countries, or even the city. Read more…