Category Archives: Creation

WTF Part 3: Is God Mean?

Sometimes, it seems like God has a sizeable mean streak. Not only when She won’t give us the snazzy stuff we feel like we need, or won’t instantly heal our infirmities, prevent our genocides or divert hurricanes away from our … Continue reading

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The G-Word, Part 4: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

Once I decided to close out this series talking about the Garden of Eden, I knew I had to include this clip from The Simpsons. And yes, I must recount a few highlights:    • ‘Please rise for our opening hymn, … Continue reading

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Advent Adventures: Literally? (Part 1)

‘Get on with it, Lord!’ I heard myself praying those less-than-reverent words in the opening days of Advent, as I considered the state of the world – the Paris attacks, the Syrian refugee crisis, the environment, the economy; pain and … Continue reading

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The O-Word

‘It’s not easy being green It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things And people tend to pass you over ‘Cause you’re not standing out Like flashy sparkles in the water Or stars in the sky’ – … Continue reading

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The (Other) S-Word, Part 3: Going into OT

As I said in Part 1 of this series, while the Holy Spirit came to stay at Pentecost, He’s been involved in the biblical narrative and the lives of human beings since Day 1 – literally. Having said that, there’s … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Granddads, Part 2

Yesterday, we looked at the startling fact that the genealogies of Jesus that are recorded in Matthew 1 and Luke 3 are completely different – and explored a couple of theories put forward by biblical scholars to explain the discrepancy. Both theories feel a … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Granddads, Part 1

The first 17 verses of the New Testament are not the most compelling read in the Bible, but they’re pretty iconic, and entirely relevant at Christmastime. And if you look at them from the right angle, they’re actually kinda beautiful. … Continue reading

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