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.
Jealousy and I go way back. But what if you didn't have to be? Jealous, I mean? Of anyone?
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!
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: Are you dreading anything right now? Is there something coming up that you know you have to finish or deal with, yet at the same time, you know you're going to hate it? It's kind of the worst feeling: expecting the worst and with no options but to painfully push forward. Perhaps Moses and … Continue reading A House Divided? (Exodus 7)
Summary: Whether Baby Boomers or Generation X, milliennials or Generation Z, at any given time, there is always something about the youngest generation to complain about. They are lazy or they are spoiled or they have terrible taste in music. On top of their flaws, the newest generation often has a pile of new problems … Continue reading The Original SJW (Exodus 2)
Summary: High school math was torture for me. The fight for A's in Pre-Calculus and Trigonometry was like a life or death struggle. I remember one time finishing a quiz and literally feeling as if I were panting and sweating, crawling across a finish line after a harrowing mental workout. Hard as it was, though, … Continue reading The Wonderful World of Wrestling (Genesis 32)
Summary: Reality shows are popular usually for one reason and one reason only - the drama. There's just something about the betrayal, the arguments, and those scathing, furious fights that thrill us, and even satisfy us, especially when the person clearly in the wrong gets their behind handed to them. We get to taste some … Continue reading How To Handle A Hater (Genesis 31)
Summary Doom. Filmmakers are obsessed with it. Apocalyptic movies delineating the many disasters that could bring about the end of the world abound. Some of them wax poetic - great acting and cinematography combine to send an absolute chill down your spine as you watch the worst possible event play out on a screen before … Continue reading A Storm Is Coming (Genesis 7)