The Ten Commandments seem like the beginner's level of being a Christian. But as I reread them, I was surprised by how many of the commandments conflict with things I really like to do.
The monologue Balaam goes on in Numbers 24 is sweeping, poetic, fantastic - practically mythological. Hey, they do always say that the Bible is a book of fairy tales!
We want "yes", but God says "no". Or we want "no", when God actually says "yes". What are we supposed to do in these situations?
This movie is not like other movies. It was exhilarating and action-packed, sure. It had us on the edges of our seats, yes. But it's not the kind of movie you forget about in a day or two. This movie is relevant. It's current. It makes you think. And it's still not over.
AKA, How NOT to be like the Israelites in Numbers 13. After all, who says every dream, every aspiration, has to disappear like a puff of smoke? Maybe you can do that thing after all.
Summary: That feeling when you're just going about your business, having a nice life, and all of a sudden you get that twinge in the back of your throat. Oh no. You're getting sick, and now it's up to every remedy you can get your hands on and frantic prayers to God to keep you … Continue reading Prosperity Gospel Is A Lie (Leviticus 26)
Summary: What is true love? What does it mean to love someone, for real? What does it look like, feel like? How can you be sure? Whatever answers your favorite philosopher, song, or movie gives to those questions, we all know that love is a big deal. It's the ultimate trump card. Your family and … Continue reading #LoveWins (Leviticus 21)
Do you think everything God asks you to do is fair?
It's so easy to creep back into bad habits, to slide into the DMs of things that seem just a little wrong or a little dangerous. I mean, the Bible doesn't explicitly say this is a sin! Or doing this just one time won't really do much harm. And is this really all that bad?...Why do we do this?
Summary: I'm not into spontaneity. If you you look up "spontaneous" in the dictionary, my picture will be listed among the antonyms. It's just not who I am. I need to prepare. So when an acquaintance dropped a random group lunch invitation on me this morning, I knew I needed to get out of it. … Continue reading No Excuses (Leviticus 5)