Many people believe that God and Scripture are both oppressive, enslaving people who follow the ways of God, holding people down and back. God, or “religion,” is trying to run our lives, and therefore ruin our lives. One example that people give is in the 10 Commandments. The commands are seen as tyrannical rules by… Continue reading Oppression or Freedom from the 10 Commandments?
One of the best known Old Testament stories is David and Goliath. Even someone who never stepped foot in church knows the story of the underdog. The story is found in I Samuel 17, but let me summarize it for you. There is a giant named Goliath, who is a Philistine. He is taunting and… Continue reading David and Goliath, The Real Hero
A question was posed to me recently from someone trying to understand Amos 4:11: “‘I overthrew some of you, as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and you were as a brand plucked out of the burning; yet you did not return to me,’ declares the LORD.” In this verse Amos is speaking God’s words… Continue reading Did the Old Testament Prophets Promote Polytheism?
Some of you may have grown up like me. You went to Sunday School every week. I still remember some of my teachers, the little snacks we got, the uncomfortable clothes my parents made me wear (love you mom), the songs we sung, and most of all the flannelgraph. For those who don’t know what… Continue reading Flannelgraph Theology