Category Archives: Words

The R-Word Part 2

Last time, we began exploring occurrences of the word ‘remember’ in the Bible: God remembering us, us remembering God and God’s promises, us remembering the past and remembering each other in our prayers. And then we came across a few … Continue reading

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The R-Word, Part 1

Remember. Without this little, three-syllable word, Spock’s death in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan would have been permanent. Think about that for a minute. If the iconic Vulcan (Leonard Nimoy) hadn’t uttered this little command┬áduring a quickie mind-meld … 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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In Want

If you know five passages of the Bible, chances are that Psalm 23 is one of them. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want… That’s how this iconic praise poem begins in the King James Version of the … Continue reading

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Anti-pronoun?

In the last little while, I’ve heard more and more Christian leaders shying away from using gender-specific pronouns for God, and I’m not sure how I feel about that. “God poured God’s self into the world so God could redeem … Continue reading

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Imagine, Part 3: Be As One

As I was putting the finishing touches on Imagine, Part 2: No Religion, Too yesterday, I noticed another nifty parallel between the writings of John Lennon and the Apostle John:     John of Liverpool: I hope someday you’ll join … Continue reading

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