There are a lot of different kinds of laws in Deuteronomy 22, but a couple of them teach us how to treat each other. Guess what? We don't follow them.
Why do we get mad when God asks us only to treat people how He tells us to, or work how He tells us to, or have sex how He tells us to, or just live life how He tells us to?
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.
Love isn't something you trip and fall into. Love isn't a collection of butterflies or heady emotions. Love is...well, love is...
Summary: Have you ever suddenly come to the horrifying realization that that smell is you? Maybe you didn't put enough deodorant on. Maybe you ate something really garlicky! The bottom line is that something smells, and it's you. I'm a sweaty person, especially when I'm nervous or uncomfortable, so this happens to me a lot. … Continue reading Come As You Are…Actually, Don’t (Leviticus 22)
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)
Why can't we just be good people? Why do we suck so bad all the time? I think Leviticus 14 has an answer.
Is the Bible misogynistic? Are women treated like second-class citizens? Does God see women differently than men?
Summary: I can't hear the phrase "whatever it takes" without thinking about the Avengers. Yes, I saw Avengers: Endgame, and like everyone else, I relished the scene where, well, the Avengers did whatever it took. They pulled out all the stops, risked life and limb, and sacrificed themselves in order to fight evil. It made … Continue reading Whatever It Takes (Leviticus 8)
Summary: I remember going to my first Broadway show. It was Lion King, and it was fantastic. My best friend and I made it to the show just in time, running up the stairs past a glittery woman in an elephant costume and scooting past seatmates as the lights dimmed and the first song began. After … Continue reading The Money Secret They Don’t Want You To Know (Leviticus 7)