I have long been interested in the way that Bibles interact with the violent portions of scripture. In “How do you teach God’s genocide to children?” I noted how the Zondervan Adventure Bible for children deals (or doesn’t deal) with the genocidal mandate in Deuteronomy 20. Here below I have another example, this one drawn […]
“And if there’s life on other planets…” Reflections on God and E.T.
This song hit number 1 for a record number of weeks in the summer of 1976. … Sorry, I think I mixed up my notes. That was “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Let’s see. Okay, here it is. Ahem… This blog post hit number 1 at the CP blogging website for a couple days in the summer of 2009! *** Is it […]
Death to happy clappy Christianity: A Holy Saturday Meditation
Holy Saturday tends to get lost in the hubbub between Good Friday commemoration and Easter Sunday celebration. We spend Holy Saturday hiding chocolate eggs and hammering out the details for Easter Brunch. But when we do that we miss something important: we live on Holy Saturday. Theologians call it the “already/not yet” in which the […]