In Gibeon Solomon had his first dream. As he slept, God appeared to him, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.” Solomon replied, “… Now, O Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how … Continue reading Solomon’s Second Dream (a speculative story)
The Woodcarver saw it under a pile of premium woods to be turned into wooden utensils, statues, and a variety of tchotchkes for tourists. The pieces of wood always had character to them--- gnarled branches, hollow logs, and even stumps with roots. But one caught his attention. Perhaps it is a bad choice. It was … Continue reading Jonah
Let's just face facts for a moment. EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS ARE UNCOMFORTABLE WITH DEATH Isn't that a crazy thought? We embrace a future and hopeful orientation. How could such an outlook ignore perhaps the most important milestone that each of us go through in the path into the future-- death? Let me give a few anecdotal … Continue reading Developing a Theology of Death
A midrash is a rabbinical interpretation of Scripture. This term is sometimes used interchangeably with aggadah. However, aggadah suggests more strongly a story. So when I am using it, I am referring to an interpretation of Scripture that is done in the form of a narrative reworking of a passage. As such, there is filling … Continue reading Midrash Aggadah
I did a post on Virtual Reality Baptism (VRB) on another blogsite I manage. I put it on that one since it is more looking at it as a missionary considering its viability. However, much of the post is a bit of an exercise of theological reflection. As such, it is also kind of appropriate … Continue reading VRB– Virtual Reality Baptism
Ed Stetzer recently put a Tweet on the Just a suggestion for husbands: If you're mentioning your wife, refer to her by name, and generally do that first. So, for example, "Donna is...” or "Donna, my wife is...” rather than, "My wife is..." It acknowledges her as a person, in addition to your marriage connection. … Continue reading That’s Not Really The Point… Ummm Really.
Recently a friend of mine shared a post on FB. I am sharing this quote. It is not one I agree with. I respect my friend, but I did not think he chose a good quote. So while others responded with the classic "Amens" and "I Agree" and "Like," I noted that I did not … Continue reading FB Just Isn’t the Best Place for Pastoral Theology