Too much context?

Is it ever possible, when we look at verses of the Bible, to overemphasize the context? I stumbled on this question recently when I posted this on facebook: Much to my surprise, a friend of ours very kindly took the time to tell me that I was completely misusing 1 Corinthians Read more…

By rick, ago

Good Friday Poem

Beat me Humiliate me Scourge my flesh Curse and despise me Pour my blood in the thirsty dirt Strip me bare Lay me low Wood on my shoulders Rough hands on my arms Dry air in my mouth The cool iron point Hot blood in my palm Lift me up for Read more…

By rick, ago

Is God Evil?

From my twitter feed this morning: The first thing to notice about this is that, as with most things said by the New Atheists, it’s an emotional appeal. This is not a rational, logical objection to the coherence of Christian and Jewish theology. He’s not saying that our theology is Read more…

By rick, ago

Before the Throne

Naked I was brought to stand On trial before the Throne Hands bound, head drooped before my Judge The Judge of all the earth Intense Glory Majestic Beauty I hid my eyes in shame His Light went through my very flesh Between us was the Pit The chasm opened wide before me Read more…

By rick, ago