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Several weeks ago, when I was visiting with my daughter and three-year-old grandson, we went whale-watching off the coast of New Jersey. Of course, we didn’t see any whales, but we saw lots of dolphins, and they were magnificent! So … Continue reading
There are a lot of bloody passages in scripture–mostly in the Old Testament–but our gospel reading from this past Sunday strikes me as the bloodiest! If I were British I would say that it’s bloody bloody! Jesus is talking to … Continue reading
It goes without saying that we are completely dependent on the language of metaphor to be able to communicate with any clarity. Often we overuse certain metaphors to the extent that they lose some of their power. For example, think … Continue reading
If we accept “God is love” as our most basic truth of who God is, then what? How do we accept God’s truth as our reality–so we can live it? Probably by listening rather than talking–to God, that is–listening for … Continue reading
Last week, I shared some musings about the possibility that no two of us share exactly the same concept of God–that our beliefs are uniquely shaped by what we have been taught and what we have experienced. I worked in … Continue reading
We are all “theologians.” Actually that’s hyperbole–most of us are theologians. That means that we think about God a lot, and some of us even study about God a lot. Thousands and thousands of books have been written about the … Continue reading