In Judges 18, Micah's dreams go up in flames.
Maybe you experienced a spiritual high or you're fresh off of a new decision, a new commitment. But you're realizing that you have to drive out the nations occupying your land.
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.
Summary: What's your dream? What is that thing you've wanted to do or accomplish for years? What's that fantasy you return to over and over, thinking "just wait until they see me ___"? I bet it's a good one. Your castles in the sky are platinum, glittering and promising. But now...back to earth. How likely … Continue reading You’re That Artist’s Kid (Exodus 36)
Summary: What is the meaning of life? Some will say happiness, some will say something silly, like pizza, but I think we can all agree that we spend most of our lives searching for meaning. Well, knowledge, really. We spend most of the first quarter of our lives in school, and then we go to … Continue reading The Knowledge We Lack (Genesis 40)
Summary: I used to perform artistic sign language at church a lot when I was younger. It was like praise dancing, only the movements that I and the rest of the group executed were (grammatically incorrect) American Sign Language that (should have) reflected the words of a gospel song. I remember how sometimes we would … Continue reading Blessings Are Not For The Faint Of Heart (Genesis 33)
Summary: I have a small obsession with getting back at people. It's weird; it doesn't even have to be me who does it. If someone does something wrong - hurts my feelings, cuts me off on the road, undermines me at work - then I begin imagining all the many and wonderful ways that person … Continue reading Lyin’ Abe And The Unfair God (Genesis 12)
Summary: Have you ever heard of the 1%? They are supposed to be the richest in our society, the ones who allegedly control most of the wealth and all of the power. Some believe that these influential few control our politics, our resources, and even our weather. They meet in secret and plan the fates … Continue reading A Really Bad Idea (Genesis 11)