God of War

I've been thinking a lot about God's role in war. At one church, we are studying Genesis... and of course, the Old Testament is no stranger to intense and sustained bouts of warfare. Although we are focused on the Gospel of John at the other church, nearly every Bible study begins with a discussion about... Continue Reading →

Hungering for “The Hunger Games”

Recently, an acquaintance of mine very publicly denounced any parent who would take her child to see "The Hunger Games."  She had just begun reading the novel in anticipation of the movie, and I suppose some of the themes were disturbing to her.  But when I heard her railing against the book, I found myself... Continue Reading →

The Gospel According to… The Lorax?

I know... I know.  It's no secret that I am a huge Dr. Seuss fan.  I have a Cat-in-the-Hat tattoo.  I own every book Dr. Seuss ever wrote.  And somewhere, buried in a box labeled "College Papers" are about a half dozen theses on the underlying meaning and philosophy of Dr. Seuss' writings.  So it's... Continue Reading →

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