Category Archives: Forgiveness

Perfect: Is that All?

Bless me, reader(s), for I have sinned: it has been more than two months since my last blog post. I suspect that few of you are particularly upset by the long dearth of content – surely there are other places … Continue reading

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WTF Part 4: Clueless Jesus

So far in this series, we’ve stuck with the Old Testament and its barbaric times and alarmingly vengeful depiction of God, but when it comes to WTFs, the OT ain’t got nuthin’ on the Parables of JC. In some of … Continue reading

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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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WTF (Part 2): WTF Are You Doing, Baldy?

Last time, we explored some of the many posts in the Bible that are so confusing – and sometimes, even offensive – that they prompt readers to exclaim Wednesday Thursday Friday (WTF)?!? And I can’t tell you how many readers immediately responded … Continue reading

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Advent Adventures: Scary?

I realized this week that Advent is my favorite season of the church year – except when I think too much about it. I love the structure and the rhythm of the Advent season – the way its Sundays have themes that … Continue reading

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The (Other) S-Word Part 8: A Blast for Me

‘If any of this has been blasphemy to you, then good! Because it’s been a blast for me, too.’ I’ve referred to that quote, from 1980s Saturday Night Live writer A. Whitney Brown, a few times before, and I’m sorry … Continue reading

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The (Other) S-Word, Part 4: Double OT

The (Other) S-Word appears a lot more in the New Testament than the Old, but there’s easily enough Spirit-related material in just the Old Testament to fill a whole book. I barely scratched the surface in Part 3 of this … Continue reading

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