We attend church. We call ourselves Christians. We insist that we believe in God. It all looks and sounds very good, but we've forgotten something crucial.
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?
Christians get a bad rap these days because, well, a lot of them deserve it. We don't glorify God with our actions or our words. But why is that?
When an Israelite in the Bible times made a vow to God, it was private, between them and God. Unless, of course, if they were a woman. What gives?
I have been trying so hard, for so long. I've been trying to be perfect. And I'm freaking sick of it. I'm done. I'm not here to be perfect.
I just can't do it anymore.
Men ejaculate, women have periods. What's the big deal? Declaring them "unclean" until evening? Making them offer sacrifices? Why did God make the Israelites go through all of that? Is that shaming?
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Summary: Do you ever experience a bittersweet resolution to some issue? After some tragedy or some fight or some miscommunication gone horribly wrong, the dust settles and you come to a place of acceptance and even growth. Yet at the same time, in the back of your mind, you know that everything would have been … Continue reading Thoughts and Prayers (Genesis 45)
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)