“Do not trust these deceptive words…”

A modified reading of Jeremiah 7:3-8: “Thus says the YHWH of armies, the God of Israel: Amend your ways and your deeds, and I will let you dwell in this place. Do not trust in these lying words: ‘We have the Day of Prayer! The Day of Prayer! The Day of Prayer!’1

Highly Recommended: Verse Music

I am honored to know Callen Clarke and to count him among my closest friends. He is more talented than I can convey in a single post, but I hope this can be an introduction. One of his many talents, and one that continues to shape and encourage me, is his ability to convey beauty and story through music—whether it be …

My Conversation with Jesus about Donald and Hillary

I’ve wanted to get Jesus’ opinion about the U.S. Presidential election, so I put it on my schedule to get together with him about it.  The plan was to have a conversation right after lunch.  As is usual, when I finally had a chance to talk, he answered, and I could tell that he was out of breath.  It’s like he …

“Blood Moon” Passages in the Bible

In light of tonight’s celestial event, I thought it would be good list the passages in scripture that refer to the “moon turning to blood.”  There are three such passages, with one being a duplicate:  Peter’s quote of Joel on the Day of Pentecost (the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, or “Weeks”).  The other is from the book of Revelation.  While there are …

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Getting Caught Up On Paul

There’s a lot going on with Pauline studies in the theological world (as if that’s anything new). It can really be difficult to keep up with in terms of reading. N.T. Wright’s latest work, Paul and the Faithfulness of God, has over 1700 pages!  If you’re interested in a brief synopsis where things are concerning Pauline studies from Wright’s perspective, …

My Own Deconstruction

Something wonderful has been happening to me: I’m beginning to fail where I used to find success.

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Proof That There Are People With Super-Human Abilities Among Us

Watch this full screen if you can.  It’s first-person point-of-view footage of Kelly McGarry’s ride and backflip at Canyon Gap, a 72 ft canyon. Simply Unreal. Go here to see the run from other angles. The original video was shot with a GoPro Hero3 at Red Bull Rampage 2013.

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Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot

While, as a believer, I certainly don’t agree with everything Carl Sagan said, I have long appreciated his work.  As a ten year-old child, I remember getting up on Sunday mornings and watching the original run of his Cosmos series on PBS, and week by week I was simply captivated.