As I read the passages in Exodus, I yearn to somehow be there to see them, yet I also find myself wondering if they really happened as described. Why is that we as as humans long for the miraculous, even through our doubts?
The book of Exodus is one the most evocative in the Bible. It has miracles, conflict, dramatic escapes, and an emotionally powerful story of a oppressed, enslaved group of people (the Israelites or Hebrews) finally gaining their freedom and the hope of the 'promised land'- a land that would be their own. There are two… Continue reading Reflections on Exodus: Moses and the God Beyond Mythology
My pastor, like many, encouraged our congregation to read through the Bible this year. I am going through it at a painfully slow pace, but I will get to the end...just maybe not this year. We will see about that. I have decided that I will periodically offer some of my thoughts and observations on… Continue reading Reflections on Genesis: Faith and the Calling of Abram
The topic of Christian community is one that as been on my mind for many years now. In the years after college as I was searching out my faith, I remember reading a C. S. Lewis passage in which the simple words "Our Lord" struck me with a new force. At that time I was… Continue reading From Moral Loneliness to Moral Companionship: Forging Deep Community
I can remember as a child the uncertain feeling I had as I would come across phrases such as the 'kingdom of God' or the 'kingdom of heaven' as I would read the Gospels. What exactly did they mean? I confess that while I felt there was some spiritual truth encompassed in those phrases, I… Continue reading The Invisible Kingdom of the Heart
Our Father who is in heaven, may your name be treated as holy. May your kingdom come, may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not bring us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.Matthew 6:9-13 LEB One of the… Continue reading On Earth as it is in Heaven