Archive for the Theology Category

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Loves Like a Hurricane

Loves Like a Hurricane

The other day I met yet another displaced Louisianian.  I have met so many over the past few years who were compelled from Louisiana to Texas because of Hurricane Katrina.  From what I understand, Louisiana and particularly ground zero were one of the most poverty stricken areas in our nation.  Although I definitely don’t believe […]

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Six Wise Blind Men of Indostan

Six Wise Blind Men of Indostan

Are you a Calvinist or an Armenian?  Many Christians have no doubt had to wrestle with whether they fall under the banner of John or Jacobus, whether they think the rapture could happen at any moment, whether they should be sprinkled or dunked and other such theological issues.  So often I hear these debates and […]

Friday, June 11th, 2010

On Pain and Suffering and Evil…

On Pain and Suffering and Evil...

“God caused Hurricane Rita” If I hear another person say that God caused Hurricane Rita, or that God caused their loved one to suffer some illness or that God caused their loved one to die…I might just scream!  God didn’t cause Hurricane Rita and he didn’t take your loved one from you.  So many times […]

Friday, March 26th, 2010

I am the I AM

I am <i>the</i> I AM

I am slightly now beginning to understand how powerful it was when God revealed His name to His children in the days of Moses (Exodus 6).  Out of the burning bush God said “I am the I AM” (YAHWEH/Jehovah).  We have that fun little, churchy saying of which most Christian’s are aware–where the Pastor says, “God is good”, […]

Friday, September 25th, 2009

God Math

God Math

Jesus never seemed to be too good at math.  When the man came to Him and asked, “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”  Jesus gave the questioner one answer, plus another, but made them equal, effectively calling two one!  In the feeding of the 5,000 and then the 4,000 we again are […]

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Coincidences are Not Kosher,

Coincidences are Not Kosher,

so goes an old Jewish saying and I conquer. My goal is to generally begin each day with some light study and heavy prayer. Unfortunately I still struggle with some lesser human traits. And though I once preached that being human is not an excuse, and I still hold to that teaching, I often succumb […]

Monday, August 13th, 2007

“There is no point giving a man a rose to smell after you’ve cut off his nose.”–Indian Proverb

Constantly when discussing truth and the person of Jesus Christ with antagonists I have to repeatedly remind myself of this proverb. The sheer zeal of well-intended intellectual jabber can easily become intellectual jabbing. The person of Jesus Christ is so sweet to me the very last thing I want to do in the midst of […]