Monthly Archives: March 2010

Hosanna!

In his book, Listening to Your Life, Frederik Buechner writes that, “Intellectually we all know that we will die, but we do not really know it in the sense that the knowledge becomes part of us. We do not really … Continue reading

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Caught in Adultery!

Now that I’ve gotten your attention, I am thrilled to be able to post some comments on the story of the woman caught in adultery, because this entire story is problematic.  Virtually all scholars, conservative and liberal, agree that these … Continue reading

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Amazing Grace?

The composer of the hymn “Amazing Grace”, who had at one time been a slaver, claimed to have written this popular hymn after reflecting on the parable of the prodigal son.  I recently read an amusing story about this hymn, … Continue reading

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A lax God?

Judges and juries have a significant amount of power in our judicial system.  Some of them, swayed by extenuating circumstances in the defendants’ lives or the circumstances in which he or she committed the crime, render judgments that are relatively … Continue reading

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