For every disaster or disease or crime or pestilence, there's a sermon given by an earnest pastor who goes on and on and on about God's faithfulness and His power and His love and His protection - while smoothly skipping over the fact that plenty of people were not protected, and did indeed suffer.
Summary: How fast do you drive? Do you do the speed limit? A little above? A little below (God forbid)? I used to speed boldly, around 10-15 miles above the speed limit because there are no cops on this road, so who cares? Then I got pulled over. Then I got pulled over again. I … Continue reading You Have Been Sentenced To Death (Leviticus 20)
Summary: How did your parents talk to you about sex when you were younger? Did they hem and haw and speak in analogies before hurriedly bringing the conversation to a close? Did they go into so much detail and explanations that you began to hope you would never have sex? Or did they just never … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Sex (Leviticus 18)
Summary: You know what looks like a tough job? Disciplining a child. If you punish them for doing something wrong, they get mad and throw a fit. If you ask them to apologize, they either refuse or do it grudgingly, and you can tell that they aren't sorry. Sometimes you accidentally punish them when they … Continue reading What Goes Around, Comes Around (Genesis 49)
Summary: Falling in love, with Jeeeeeesus...falling in love, with Jeeesuuuus.. That's one of the most beautiful songs I know. The saxophone, the soft crooning...it's really a romantic song. When I listen to the song I imagine myself with Jesus, staring into His eyes and falling deeper and deeper. But since Jesus won't physically appear to us … Continue reading It’s The Little Things (Genesis 36)