Dissembling, Deception, and Disobedience

Such obedience, as mandated in Romans 13, is complicated when the rule of law established by the authorities is one that denies the humanity of a particular group of people--the disinherited--or that requires them to break one of God's commands, i.e. Shiphrah and Puah. In choosing which law to disobey, to lie to the officials or to kill the babies, surely they must have determined that it was better to obey God than the evil command.

Jeremiah 29: Dealing with the Stigma of Exile

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 This blog post is, like many of my theological insights, completely spontaneous. I was re-reading Jeremiah 29, the passage that my pastor preached on this past Sunday, and I got an additional insight. Unlike most exegeses of Jeremiah 29, this one does not include Jeremiah 29:11, in which the Lord tells … Continue reading Jeremiah 29: Dealing with the Stigma of Exile

A “60-minute” reflection (1 Corinthians 7:32-35) and my experience at IHOP, the International House of Prayer, NOT Pancakes

    Monday, July 29, 2019 Today, out of a desire to find a quiet and peaceful space to read, pray, and reflect, I decided to go to the International House of Prayer (IHOP). IHOP is a church model that started in the 1990s, based off of the temple worship in the Old Testament. Their … Continue reading A “60-minute” reflection (1 Corinthians 7:32-35) and my experience at IHOP, the International House of Prayer, NOT Pancakes