Category Archives: Omnipresence

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 Lord Is Come

Have you ever noticed how Christmas song lyricists seem to play by their own rules? That’s always bugged me. Like most kids, I used to love Jingle Bells, but what the heck is a bobtail? And in the second verse … Continue reading

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The (Other) L-Word, Part 6: Speed of Light

Last October, I was pretty proud of the work I’d done in The (Other) L-Word series to illuminate some of the connections between God and light, but a couple weeks ago, Tony Campolo took me to church. (Not literally, of … Continue reading

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The T-Word, Part 3: Father Abraham

Yesterday, we talked about the Book of Job, which teaches us that we’re supposed to trust God regardless of circumstances. But when it comes to the way this story discusses Job’s children, that is a difficult test. The testing of Abraham disturbs … Continue reading

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The A-Word, Part 4

A few days ago, I concluded the first instalment in this A-Word series with the following sentence: God is. Period. My point was to suggest that, not only is this sentence complete without further verbiage, but the adding of further verbiage dilutes the … Continue reading

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The A-Word, Part 3.5

So I had this A-Word series all done, with the posting schedule carefully planned out and ready to go, when Steven Furtick had to go and mess it all up. Furtick, lead pastor at Elevation Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, is … Continue reading

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The A-Word, Part 3

In the first two parts of this A-Word series, we’ve focused mainly on Exodus 3:13-14, where God tells Moses that His name is I Am. As awesome as that passage is, it’s one of many instances in the Bible where God … Continue reading

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The A-Word, Part 2

Yesterday, we began in Exodus 3:13-14, which might be my favourite passage in the whole Torah. Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and … Continue reading

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The A-Word, Part 1

A few weeks ago, in The First Word, I suggested that the word ‘in’ could be Christianity’s answer to the meditative syllable ‘om’ used by Hindus. But if you don’t connect with in, maybe try am on for size. What am I talking about, … Continue reading

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Sandals

At beginning of the iconic Burning Bush scene in Exodus 3, God tells Moses to ‘Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.’ But was that a command – or an invitation? In the December issue of … Continue reading

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