Oh, little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie.
Until the soldiers come with swords to make your mothers cry.
Blood in thy dark streets floweth on this horrible night.
The hopes and dreams of all it seems were crushed in thee tonight.
We need to give up our liberty if we ever want to experience true freedom.
When we try to bend, twist, and shove it into a narrow-minded twenty-first century limited understanding of “inerrancy” we do the Bible injustice and completely miss the bigger picture.
There is truth in a chic flick. The reason the trope works so well is because it exposes an eternal truth. God has provided a way for me to be with Him.
No matter how great any individual leader may seem, true world changing greatness in a community (or church) can only happen when everyone in that community is on board as an active participant.
I think I would have been one of the ones who had a little trouble with the manna gathering. Most of the people of Israel did quite well at gathering up each day just what they needed for that day. But some of the Israelites tried to gather up extra. I don’t blame them.
One hundred fifty-two years ago today everyone in America was made free. As is evidenced by injustices all around us, we are not yet all considered equal.
Now that it has been nearly two years since the last time I have given in to it, I think it is time to confess an old addiction…
Why did it take an untrained boy who was unfamiliar with the situation and untrained in the methods of conventional warfare to destroy Goliath?