A little late to the party, but I made it! I first read about midrash in a book by the late Rachel Held Evans called Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again. She explained midrash as “those imaginative explorations and… Continue Reading “Introduction to Midrash”
Again, I share a thought from Erwin McManus’ The Way of the Warrior: An Ancient Path to Inner Peace. (Seriously — have you gotten the book yet?) Toward the end of the book, McManus seals his argument on the way of the warrior and… Continue Reading “How God Treats the Broken”
What is the cause of a disorderly heart? There’s likely more than one answer, but today let’s consider jealousy. (Side note: The great benefit of word study in the bible is how focusing on one concept can illuminate many passages, especially familiar passages.) When… Continue Reading “A disorderly heart”
First Corinthians chapter three is one of my favorite passages in scripture. It’s one of those passages that is crystal clear — no mystery or wondering about what’s meant. Let’s look at the first five verses. 1 Dear brothers and sisters, when I was with… Continue Reading “Jealousy Divides Community”
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