This morning I was reading part of Moses’ long recap/sermon/sometimes-amusingly-passive-aggressive-rant that is the book of Deuteronomy. The part where he’s recapping how he was getting the Ten Commandments directly from the hand of God on top of a mountain while meanwhile the people at the bottom of the mountain were already breaking at least theContinue reading “Pay No Attention to the Stubbornness”
Category Archives: The Word
Bibliolatry–Fact or Fiction?
I used to say, “The Bible is Jesus, written down.” And then I tweeted it one time, and a couple of people got really mad at me.
Today I am inaugurating the first combined Jennifer A G Layte/Pilgrimage giveaway. It’s funny because it’s basically just one person (me) giving away stuff…
A Theory on How to Fix the World
Allow me to be Captain Obvious for a moment: the world is messed up. You may have noticed. Seems like most of the mess revolves around people being divided. I don’t mean diverse. I mean divided. Ideologically divided. Racially divided. Ethnically divided. Sexually divided. Economically divided. Religiously divided. A bunch of us, on any sideContinue reading “A Theory on How to Fix the World”
Sandals (or Snowboots) Off
The sword-guy says, “Nope!” And then he tells Joshua that “as the commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.”
I’m Ready to Stop Applying the Bible to My Life
Almost any group of humans to which you could belong has catch phrases, favorite terminology, slogans. I suspect it’s sort of inevitable. We’re meaning-making beings, and words help us sometimes to articulate and sometimes even to make the meanings around which we unite. I don’t really think this is a bad tendency in itself, butContinue reading “I’m Ready to Stop Applying the Bible to My Life”
But…what if Jesus actually did write something? Something more, I mean, than whatever He famously and mysteriously wrote in the dirt…
If Jesus is God the Son of God, doesn’t it make sense to give more weight to the words that the Bible tells us He actually spoke, than to other parts of the Bible?
Yes, That’s the Book for Me
If scary jerkitude is the automatic and inevitable result of believing the Bible is inerrant, authoritative, and uniquely divinely inspired, then those beliefs themselves must be wrong, right?