True listening can be scary: We might hear things we don't want to hear. We might feel like our silence implies we are agreeing with things we strongly oppose. We might even find that the other human being we thought was the devil is actually human...and maybe even likable.
Second OSF post of the exploration study: If you’ve read this story a million times before, it might be so familiar that nothing about it really seems surprising. See if you can read it as if you’re coming to the story for the first time (or maybe you really are!). What kinds of questions does… Continue reading 2nd Reading: Esther 2:1-18
...is a question that has been asked in the OSFGroups. Here's how I answer: The Bible’s a really old book, originally written in two different languages, neither of which exist in those ancient forms anymore...which means that it has to be translated for everybody. In fact, it has been translated into a huge number of world… Continue reading Which Bible Translation Should I Use?
By the time I got to Leviticus, though, I couldn't make heads or tails of it.
if I'm doing something that I can't handle but God has asked of me, then I have to trust that in fact, He's going to do it, and I am truly confident that He can do a lot more than I ever could.
"Oh, Jenn is catching up with feminism! How cute!"
I'm not sure it's actually possible to idolize the Bible...
I always think I'm going to write a "series" of posts about the same topic, but time gets away from me and before we can talk more about different streams/unity in the Church, I need to let you know about the next OSFGroup study. But first I have some questions: How many among you are… Continue reading The Other Half (First Covenant Edition)
“Discipline” sounds regimented and dull. It sounds like punishment. It sounds like it could be guilt-inducing. It doesn't sound at all like the way to foster freely-given and spontaneous love for anybody.
But...what if Jesus actually did write something? Something more, I mean, than whatever He famously and mysteriously wrote in the dirt...