There are people who are like the bird who is afraid to fly, the fish who is afraid of swimming, when they know full well that broken vessels leak and that actions are the best evidence of our condition. The victim of that mindset is alternately on or off deathrow.
There are phrases which the readers of the Bible should not miss. The usual phrases that one should not miss are the ones that begin “Jesus said”, “Jesus answered”, “the Lord said”, and “it is written” and so on. Beyond these are the phrases that indicate the framework of the writer’s intention or his main… Continue reading There’s a Mob Majoring in Minors
Spiritual Tricorder on a Verifiable Buffoon What other test can the great American Trumphoon not pass? Respect: failed. Patriotism: failed. Knowledge: failed. Entrepreneurship: failed. I know there is not much more. His talk about interpersonal love is not worthy of another mention, so let’s turn a spiritual tricorder on the buffoon. Is the trumphoon… Continue reading Spiritual Tricorder on a Verifiable Buffoon
Not another Apocalypse scenario from experts, commentators, and observers, please. TV programs, so-called evangelical preachers are laying out scenarios about the end of the age, with Jerusalem and Canaan at centre stage. None makes the claim that John makes in his book the Apocalypse, namely, that Yeshua is the revelation. Apocalypse (apocalyptic) has come to… Continue reading Not Another Apocalypse Scenario
The Passover should remain grounded in the understanding that some things not change. Passover is essentially a sacrificial monument in which blood spilled as a means of liberation and identity. When God ordered the death of the firstborn in Egypt He made provision so that Israelites would not suffer loss. The slaughtered lamb provided the cover a satisfactory substitute for the firstborn in every Israelite home. It is to accomplish this very thing that Christ is Paschal Lamb.
When some people rise (or kneel) to pray there are reverberations from both God and human observers because not all prayer is actually prayer. God himself must wonder “Why isn’t he/she talking to me?” and we have asked ourselves “Who does that Pharisee think he is fooling with his interminable recitation and empty repetitions?” In our… Continue reading Put a Filter on the Godless Chatter
The tokens of the hidden life do not always make sense to the observer. They are unusable by the outsider, just as the beeps and squawks on a debit or credit card reader as it communicates with your bank are unintelligible, even though you know it is saying “hi bank, can you process a 14.95 debit on the account…