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Covid 19: Reflections from the Prophet Hosea

The story of Hosea’s life is as audacious as it is astonishing!  In the case of this prophet, the medium (Hosea, himself) becomes the message.  The Lord commanded him to marry a woman who would leave and pursue promiscuity.  He was then told to seek her, bring her home, and love her, just as the…

Covid 19: Reflections from the Prophet Ezekiel

Catastrophe strikes us and our world changes; this disorientation should drive us to an honest evaluation of our realities and then to solutions.  Denial refuses to acknowledge what has happened: holding tightly to certainties that all will be alright.  Despair is a deadly paralysis; it is often this apocalyptic-thinking that promotes thoughts of little or…

Covid 19: Reflections from the Prophet Jeremiah

Jeremiah is very poignant in reminding us that we are to live within the reality of our times, focus on the responsibilities before us, and find hope in the revelation and promises of God.  One passage, Jeremiah 29:4-14, makes this undoubtedly clear.  Many have hijacked verse 11 for a momentary and emotional burst of well-being…

An Intentional Pilgrimage

It is strange and shameful that many in our Western culture that claim to be Christians, believe, even to the point of being dogmatic, in a book that they have never read.  Still more dangerous and self-deceptive is that they will base their eternal destiny on partial, minute, and out-of-context passages from this same book. …

A Crime of Biblical Proportion

The Bible has been around for twenty five hundred years.  It continues in its completed form to be the best-selling book on the planet.  From its obscure origination it has become a worldwide sacred text.  It reveals how that we can have a relationship with God and with fellow humans. In studying the Bible we…

One Hundred Bible Studies, Conclusion

Reading the Bible will provoke a process of wrestling, doubting, imagining, and aggressively discussing its mysteries.  Scripture is not a static work, but a living, breathing, captivating, and confounding book that is able to equip and engage us to participate in God’s creative, loving, and redemptive work in the world.  We must learn to love…

One Hundred Bible Studies, Part 2

As the prophet Amos declared of old, “There is a famine in the land, not of bread or water, but of hearing and knowing the Word of the Lord.”  Most of our churches teach and preach from 30% or less of the Bible.  This results in the deconstruction of the complete message of the Word…

One Hundred Bible Studies, Part 1

The Bible has been around for twenty five hundred years and it continues to be the bestselling book on the planet.  From its obscure origination it has become a worldwide sacred and revered text.  It reveals how we can have a relationship with God and with fellow humans.  In studying the Bible we discover that…