Wisdom Through Experience

So much Western Christianity assumes that this incident of eating the forbidden truth constitutes “the Fall” and the curse of “original sin.” It’s telling that elsewhere the Hebrew Scriptures never refer to this passage as an explanation of the origin of sin and evil in our world. Continue reading

It Was All Legal

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There are historians who maintain that all the acts and orders of Adolph Hitler were technically legal. Through intimidation, extortion, and the threats and practice of torture and murder, Hitler secured the legal approval of the German parliament (the Reichstag) and the courts to do whatever he wanted with immunity…. Continue reading

Zombies and Easter: Part Three

(18 minutes) The gospel is the Christian narrative of God’s great revelation in Jesus of Nazareth. This Christian story is true both metaphorically and historically. It is saturated with word and deed, Spirit and flesh, heaven and earth, transcendence and immanence, mind and body. The story begins before time, space,… Continue reading

Zechariah 9: 9-10 Luke 19:26-40  “The Passion of Palm Sunday” 

Read the Scripture I have a colleague in ministry who has a complaint about the way most Christians observe Holy Week. My friend says that most go from the pomp of the “Triumphal Entry” to the victory of Easter without ever passing through the agony of Gethsemane, the horror of… Continue reading