Entries Tagged as 'scriptures1'

A Simple Prayer

November 28th, 2011 1 Comment

Have your eyes ever hurt standing in line of the supermarket or at least your head? The magazine rack is beaming with bright colors with familiar faces. Faces that we hold up as heroes for some almost in a Greek pantheon way. Not only do we lift up Hollywood, but we all too often lift up the […]


Summit Fever

November 14th, 2011 No Comments

He said, “Go out and stand on the mountain before the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by.” Now there was a great wind, so strong that it was splitting mountains and breaking rocks in pieces before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, […]


God’s “People’s Elbow”: The Prophets

October 31st, 2011 No Comments

What do the Tooth Fairy, Scorpion King, and Rock have in common? They all answer to the name Dwayne Johnson who can be seen below with his signature move the “People’s Elbow”. Imagine for a moment the pain and shame dealt by Dwayne on these men. In Deuteronomy 17 the LORD gives Moses several commandments […]

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“Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! Me Matey!!” -David the Hebrew Pirate

October 17th, 2011 No Comments

Okay maybe David didn’t utter those words. I can still remember sitting in my Old Testament class in undergraduate class and hearing Dr. Tatum explain that David operated like a pirate. This consqeuntly brought all sorts of imagery to my mind. In this present moment I am envisioning a swashbuckling Jack Sparrow type. David had […]


Let’s name our daughter “Billy Goat”!

October 10th, 2011 No Comments

Judges records one of the darkest eras in Ancient Israel. The book finishes with gang rape, genocide, and kidnapping. This is definitely an example of what not to do. In fact because the author frequently reminds us that a generation grew up who did not know the LORD that the actions in Judges are the […]


A Different Way to See the Old Testament

September 26th, 2011 No Comments

There are a lot of ways to visualize the narratives in the Bible. Even some of the commandments in the Torah provide strong mental imagery. Somehow I found this: The Brick Testament New Book!  The Brick Bible  266 pages, 1,400 images $19.95″A curiously powerful graphic novel.” -Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)It’s the illustrated Old Testament in […]


Uncanny Order

September 23rd, 2011 No Comments

Strange as it may seem my favorite weather is those moments right after a rain shower. I love how everything seems so clean and bright. The plants seem to rejoice standing up tall and the birds sing louder with a special melody. This past week I finally was able to experience my favorite weather. I […]

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Kick’em while their down

September 19th, 2011 No Comments

“When a prophet of the LORD is among you, I reveal my self to him in visions, I speak to him in dreams. But this is not true of my servant Moses; he is faithful in all my house. With him I speak face to face, clearly and not in riddles; he sees the form […]


A Wilderness People

September 12th, 2011 No Comments

I could envision one night after the evening new Jay Leno taking his crew to the street for a “Jay Walking” segment. The theme would be popular religious stories. Most people he would talk to would know something about the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt. However, most people would only think of the deliverance through plagues, […]

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