Barbarians in the Pew

Barbarians in the Pew

I love the Bible. It is wonderfully weird book whose pages are filled with stories that often defy logic and experience. On the other hand, many of the stories that seem almost legendary ring truer than one might first suspect upon reading. Below is one such story....
Go Home, Eliphaz

Go Home, Eliphaz

This is an unusual post for me.  I rarely (perhaps I have never until now) gotten involved in the continual online debates that take place.  I stay out of politics for the most part. When someone ushers the cries of “heretic” regarding someone in the Christian world,...
The Sacrifice of Seven Sons

The Sacrifice of Seven Sons

Leviticus 20:1-2The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 2 Say further to the people of Israel: Any of the people of Israel, or of the aliens who reside in Israel, who give any of their offspring to Molech shall be put to death; the people of the land shall stone them to...
Surprised by Jesus

Surprised by Jesus

The thing about following Jesus is that, if you are paying attention, you will see that he is full of surprises. He is constantly misbehaving, bending rules and generally doing things as he sees fit. Sabbath Flexing You don’t have to read very far into the...
Leviticus 10 and the Overly Worried Church

Leviticus 10 and the Overly Worried Church

I was once asked a question regarding the Lord’s Supper. The question was in regards to what the church’s (churches of Christ) rules or guidelines were in regards to who can and cannot partake. The congregation I am a part of has never, in my time here,...