His fiancée was pregnant and it wasn’t his doing. We can see how much this must have hurt him when we understand that, though he had every right to have Mary stoned to death, he opted to divorce her quietly and out of public view. He loved Mary. To see her pregnant by someone else … Continue reading Joseph’s obedience
Chapter 5 of Matthew Gospel has a title that usually says something like “Sermon on the Mount” or something similar. Whether we see it primarily as preaching or teaching or just Jesus spontaneously sharing wisdom one things is clear–this was heavy stuff! This was not a feel-good , follow-me-and-everything-will-be-great message. There was no hint of … Continue reading Am I blessed?
Job 11:13-18 – “Yet if you devote your heart to him and stretch out your hands to him, if you put away the sin that is in your hand and allow no evil to dwell in your tent, then you will lift up your face without shame; you will stand firm and without fear. You … Continue reading Shame
…give them food to eat. If they are thirsty, give them water to drink. You will heap burning coals of shame on their heads, and the LORD will reward you. [Proverbs 25:21-22] Originally posted 2017-09-18 02:11:21.
Soul killing. This is the term C.S. Lewis used to describe the notion that meaning is relative and personal. We might add also that understanding that truth is primarily revealed by logic and reason might have been seen as one of the common tools used to steal life away from living, breathing truth. Logic and … Continue reading Soul Killing (Part 4 of “IMUD” Series)
The opposite of “meaning” is not “untruth”. The opposite of “meaning” is “nonsense” also known in some circles as nonsensical, gibberish, baloney or gobblygook. In other words the opposite of “meaning” or “meaningful” is that which has no clear meaning. Meaning is the pre-condition for both truth and falseness. In other words, if there was … Continue reading Meaning and Understanding (Part 2 of “IMUD” Series)