Bible has a lot of do’s and don’ts. As a kid, I used to read the 10 Commandments and add up all the laws I thought I'd broken, based on my limited understanding of what they each meant. Even at a young age, I remember realizing with a sinking feeling that I’d already broken at least half of them.Read More
I thought about this passage for over a month before sitting down to write about it. It’s not an easy one. For me, the most difficult part about it is the questions it raises about God’s character.
Does he condemn certain people for his own purposes, while allowing other, just as sinful people, to be saved?Read More
God gives Abraham a direct command, and it involves murder. What kind of cruel demand is this? And what kind of God asks this of someone he supposedly loves? When I read this passage, I was like, “Well God, I’ve got nothing. I don’t think I can write about this one.” I kept reading on a few chapters, not wanting to deal with it. As with every other time I’ve read this story, the command hurt.Read More
The story of Noah’s ark reminds me of the fairy tales many of us heard as kids. You know, stories of the Hansel and Gretel variety, which at the time seemed full of dramatic events and cool characters, but are really quite dark and sinister when you think about them.Read More
I have a lot of questions about Satan. Who exactly is he, why did God create him, and why does he let him live?Read More
The Bible has a lot of difficult, controversial verses and I am tired of cringing and turning the page. It’s time for a new approach.Read More