Barrabas and Me
Who do you identify with in the Passion narratives?
Of course, as good Christians, we say Jesus. He’s the good guy, our protagonist. As we relive the story, we pull for him, and against his enemies. And a long list…Continue Reading
Saving Souls: The Best Way to Save the Whales
Who else would call Noah’s ark “a floating zoo of creepy-crawlies”? Sam Crabtree is a skilled turner of curious phrases and has the rare gift of never being boring. His most recent article wrestles with how to be both green…Continue Reading
Hans Küng Calls the Pope to Repent
“I Never Made a Sacrifice”
Today is David Livingstone’s birthday. He was born March 19, 1813. He gave his life to serve Christ in the exploration of Africa for the sake of the access of the gospel.
On December 4, 1857, he spoke the sentence…Continue Reading
A Poem for Molly and Abraham After the Ultrasound
Beyond Five Points
The Permanent Value of TULIP
Let Them Be Like the Snail That Dissolves to Slime
Psalm 58 is an imprecatory psalm. David asks God to tear out the fangs of his enemies, blunt their arrows, melt them like a snail in the sun.
We sometimes stumble at these psalms because Jesus said, “Love your enemies,…Continue Reading