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Archive for January 2012

Embracing the Sweet Brutal Reality of Life

January 17, 2012

Donald Miller wrote this piece earlier today, and I liked it so much that, well, I broke one of the ten commandments. [I may have broken others along the course of the day, as well, but I’m stealing this one.] http://donmilleris.com/2012/01/17/embracing-the-sweet-brutal-realty-of-life/ Advertisements

I am a Murderer

January 5, 2012

Today’s readings:  Genesis 8:1 – 10:32, Matthew 4:12-25, Psalms 4:1-8, and Proverbs 1:20-23 You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’  But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, […]

Stumbling Block I: Literal Interpretations of the Bible

January 3, 2012

When I read the Old Testament, and I’ve come across three stories already in the first seven chapters of Genesis that are at least referenced above, I feel like I need some 3D glasses and popcorn. And I’m not going to lie: I feel the same about a large part of the New Testament, as well.

Random Bible character, version I: Lamech

January 2, 2012

Two modern-day observations here:

1. Lamech is the absolute worst pillow-talker of all time.
2. Jubal and Jabal may have been similarly-named brothers, but they would’ve made for an interesting reality show in the 21st century. (This is the story of two brothers. One is an outdoorsy type who likes cows and camping. The other is an adept flutist and harpist. Their great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather is the most famous murderer in the history of humanity. Stay tuned for “Jabal and Jubal!” Don’t tell me VH1 wouldn’t air that after Celebrity Rehab.)

In the beginning…

January 1, 2012

I would say that even a lot of non-Christians know about the stories found in my readings from today – early Genesis and Matthew speak of the story of creation and birth of Jesus, respectively – but the passage that stood out to me today was actually Psalms 1.