Reading Genesis without knowledge of ancient languages, ancient history, archaeology, and philosophy is like looking through a microscope without any assistance from James Pawley's Handbook of Biological Confocal Microscopy, or anything or the sort. I might see interesting things, but...
The occasion for this question today is its appearance this week in a sermon at Eucharist by Kevin Makins. I've thought about this before, as has Joan Osborne, but now it's time to put it out there. In answer to...
Re - deem:
to "deem" again
e.g. I deem you worthy.
I dub you friend
I assign you the identity "loved".
Jesus came to save sinners like me. The story sweeps me off my feet, and into a dustbin, where I join other creatures whose...
Most people that I've met hold at least two kinds of commitments:
commitments to people
commitments to propositions
The first kind is almost universally taken for granted. Human neurology prevents our complete transcendence of tribalism, and nobody faults Gandhi for defining his service to the...
Allow me to deconstruct your world for you. It will only take a second.
Faith is blind. Trust is naive. Love is misguided.
See? It's all gone, what have you got left?
But you go on living anyway, as if these three things...