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I want to say this up front. I am challenged by what follows. In fact, I don’t really like today’s post. As I contemplate it I have a lot of … Continue reading

March 15, 2012 · 27 Comments


There are times when we feel like we have to know. Times when not knowing seems as if it might drive us to the edge of sanity. Times when questions burn … Continue reading

March 9, 2012 · 44 Comments


There is a good bit of repetition in the gospels, stories that are told more than once. This is especially true in the Synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke). There … Continue reading

March 1, 2012 · 15 Comments


This is a moving story about Ed Dobson, the former prominent Evangelical pastor who was diagnosed with ALS eleven years ago. You can read the rest of the story HERE.

February 11, 2012 · Leave a comment


When I hear people discuss the book of Job I sometimes walk away wondering if they have actually ever read the book. For example, I often hear people slamming Job’s … Continue reading

February 7, 2012 · 22 Comments


We don’t know a whole lot about Leah. We know that Jacob was tricked into marrying her. Evidently he fulfilled his responsibilities as her husband in the context of the … Continue reading

January 20, 2012 · 1 Comment

Lamentations: The ABC’s of Sorrow

In both its historical context and literary structure Lamentations is unique. The prophet Jeremiah wrote the book after seeing the destruction in Jerusalem left behind by the Babylonians. Jeremiah had … Continue reading

December 20, 2011 · 2 Comments