The Power of Life

Vickie celebrated her 71st birthday a while ago. Wouldn't the medical prophets from the past be surprised to discover how wrong they were in calculating the length of her life. I read somewhere that living-things thrive to continue to be alive. The will to live is a powerful force. A month before her birthday I... Continue Reading →

Will the Real Adam & Eve Please Come Forth

Drawing of the so-called Adam and Eve cylinder seal impression, a 22nd century BCE post-Akkadian cylinder seal, once though to depict, from left to right: the Eden serpent, Eve, the tree of Knowledge, and Adam. The modern interpretation rather suggests that to be a worshiping scene with a god (horned, right), a worshiper (left) and a symbolic date palm and snake. The original seal, made from greenstone, is now in the British Museum.

“Kitchen Theology?”

Art by Joachim Beuckelaer, 1533-1575, Wikimedia Commons One of my favorite activities — when studying what the Biblical text means for the universal church — is to gain a richer and broader understanding of it by reading what scholars from differing backgrounds and different countries have to say about it. Since the Body of Christ... Continue Reading →

The Delicious Allure of Power!

I read a quote from the advertisement for a Conference featuring Sean Callaghan, on Making Space for Other Voices that is troubling me. Perhaps I'm missing something. Maybe you all can help me sort this out. I appreciate how Callaghan believes all voices are necessary – as in “nothing about us, without us” when addressing... Continue Reading →

Genuine Love

I've discovered that much of 1 John is easy enough to translate from the Greek into English, yet I find his message a bit more perplexing than I expected. Note: I've included my own translations below but reference links to NRSV. We are familiar with John’s assertion that "God is Love" (4:8). I still remember my... Continue Reading →

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