Manna and Christ

As I mentioned on Monday, I’ve been playing with the imagery of Manna for a bit. Manna–that bread from heaven, given to sustain the people in the wilderness, but only as it was received afresh every day. Such provision can create problems. It can create the problem of hoarding–attempting to seize the abundance of the […]

Lost Again?

It’s been a year since we parted Lost For months, you were lost I should have looked But I did not know I should have asked You were silent I misunderstood I thought you were busy I thought you were settling I thought you’d call But then I asked And then I found You were […]

What, Exactly, Did God Breathe?

My post on Adam and Christ generated the range of predictable responses, from, “Thank God someone is saying what I’ve thought for a long time,” to “How on earth can anyone believe what Paul says about the resurrection of Jesus if he flubbed so badly on the existence of Adam?!” To the latter question I […]

Sex and Hierarchy

I led a seminar on sexuality for a church a couple weeks ago. I’ve also been reading a bit about sexual ethics and polemics in the ancient world. So, yes, I’ve been thinking a lot about sex lately, but strictly for professional purposes. Here’s something I’m seeing that probably makes sense to folks: the ways […]

Authority Redux

[beginning of throat clearing] The bad thing about leaving no thought unpublished is that sometimes you get one out there that’s just flat or half-baked. The nice thing about thinking out loud in public, however, is that people can show you where you’re being half-baked or ill-reasoned. Or, sometimes, you have thoughts that are going […]