Liberal Democrats aren’t the only ones who misquote the Bible and take it out of context. Conservative Republicans also tend to practice selective theology. … More Shine!
As Americans welcome the Summer of 2012, we have created a world with big questions and very little certainty. Our leaders are shrinking along with our personal wealth. … More TV Time Machine
Hence, almost everyone in the Western world and many far beyond have come to assume that “prodigal” has something to do with a young man who runs way, realizes his error, and finally returns home to his father. That’s not what the word means. … More The Search for the Prodigal
The very first book of the Bible opens with an image of that mysterious tree standing majestically in the Garden of Eden in Genesis 3. After the Fall, it fades from view as Adam and Eve are evicted from Eden lest they eat from the Tree and live forever in their corrupted condition. The Tree of Life turns up again only at the very end of the Bible. Revelation 22 describes it standing alongside the River of Life, bearing 12 kinds of fruit year round. In fact, if you read the chapter carefully, it seems the tree has multiplied and produced an orchard of life.
In his new book, Dancing in the Glory of Monsters, author Jason K. Stearns recounts the true story of a pygmy who was brought to the USA from the Central Congo in 1904. The poor man, Ota Benga, was displayed in a monkey house at the Bronx Zoo. Every day some 40,000 guests visited the exhibit, which also featured an orangutan in order … More True 2 the Gospel