Posted in July 2012

Violence in the Short Story

Violence in the Short Story

This was part of a post two weeks ago on HBC. It had been a contentious week for God on the internet. This week the parents of Trayvon Martin rejected the apology from George Zimmerman. According to CBS News: The parents of Trayvon Martin say they have a hard time accepting George Zimmerman’s nationally televised … Continue reading

Who Believes in Miracles? I sure do!

Who Believes in Miracles? I sure do!

I know at least three people who believe in miracles: Marjorie Suchocki, Bruce Epperly and I do. I have written several times about holding onto the miraculous (as well asdealing with demons and skirting ‘Satan’)  - both as Bible reading Christians and as ministers in the 21st century – even after we have excused ourselves from the … Continue reading

Neither Non-Violent nor a Pacifist be

Neither Non-Violent nor a Pacifist be

In response to  J.R. Daniel Kirk’s blog post about violence and the gospel, I thought it would be good to put all my cards on the table. Kirk is one of HomeBrewed’s  favorite New Testament scholars and one of our favorite bloggers. He is a masterful HomeBrewer and an Academic of renown. This week he … Continue reading

This is the best that God can do

This is the best that God can do

It is fascinating what happens to conversations when you take away one word.  Words are like little suitcases – people put understandings or concepts in them and then carry them around as self contained units. Its so easy! They come with these convenient little handles and you can you pack so much meaning in and … Continue reading