Our Bibles tend to be a bit more earthy than our English translations give them credit for.


April 21 – Stimulus And Response

Emotions are not truly good or bad things. The good and the evil are actually the stimuli that create the emotions as well as the response these emotions create.

August 23 – The Mediator

God is not a mortal like me, so I cannot argue with him or take him to trial. If only there were a mediator between us, someone who could bring us together. The mediator could make God stop beating me, and I would no longer live in terror of his punishment. Then I could speak to him without fear, but I cannot…

What It Means

And Pilate posted a sign on the cross that read, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.” The place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and the sign was written in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek, so that many people could read it. Then the leading priests objected and said to Pilate, “Change it from…