Category Archives: Wrestling

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 5: Harsh Jesus

Last time, we talked about some parables where Jesus seems naïve at first blush, but upon closer examination, the stories provide profoundly comforting messages about the generosity of God and the openness of the Kingdom of Heaven. If only all of Jesus’ … 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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Wednesday Thursday Friday? (Part 1)

My 17-year-old daughter doesn’t spend a lot of time in the church these days, but she still has a favorite Bible passage: 2 Kings 2:23-24: From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some … Continue reading

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Stripes

Isaiah 53:5. After John 3:16, this was the first Bible verse I was really conscious of. Not the actual verse, but its name: Isaiah 53:5. And I was only made aware of these six letters, three digits and a colon … Continue reading

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The W-Word, Part 2

When I first came to Holy Trinity Anglican Church, it was pretty common to see people raising their hands during worship songs. And since my limited church experience had all come in fairly traditional churches, this freaked me out a … Continue reading

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