Our Father in heaven has long history of doling out stones and serpents to His children. How can He possibly be good?
In God’s House, the intended purpose of every raw material is revealed in the resulting integrated glory.
All the world is Egypt. For the second cycle of Romans, Paul moves from Initiation to Delegation, from Genesis motifs to those of the Exodus.
We are bidden to the forbidden feast, a table where bread and wine are not only served to us as priest-kings, but irretrievably mixed together inside us, nourishment and shalom united at last.
Is it possible for a book of contemplative theology to be neo-noir?
The Business of Keeping the Saints in the Dark
Let there be light! The first recorded “spoken” words of God. Curiously, even this creative decree was a deed whose fruit required an appraisal.
If the Lord’s Prayer recapitulates the structure of the Ten Commandments, its arrangement is ideal for responsive reading in worship.
Nimrod was a mighty hunter “in God’s face.” Once we put him into a “Tabernacle” context, we can understand his motivation and role on the cultic stage.
The altar of God is barbaric and burdensome only to those who are ignorant of the horrors which it restrains. A taste of death holds back the judgment.
The abandonment of worship was the underlying cause of the Great Flood. In contrast, the tower and city of Babel established false worship. Evil learns.