"We cannot embrace our present blessings if our hands are full of past failures." "They had been oppressed for so long they did not know how to live in blessing." These were two quotes from a recent guest speaker at church. Also recently, a friend sent me a link to part of a lecture by … Continue reading Stretched
Every generation seems to think the prominent events of their particular historical context signals the end of the world. There are matrices of being which are beyond known human experience, and maybe beyond human capacity, but the hope I have in the face of the demands placed on the human psyche by the exponential onslaught … Continue reading Prototyping Eternity
"Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and they hid themselves from the LORD God among the trees of the garden." - Genesis 3:8 It fascinates me that, after the man and woman ate from the tree of … Continue reading Deviating from Peace
After the man and woman ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, from which they were commanded not to eat; "...the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. So the LORD God called out to the man and said to him, … Continue reading Where Are You?
Man sinned and nothing has been the same since, we all know the basic story. Personally, though, I think the classic images of Adam, Eve, and a fruit tree don’t do the story justice. For one thing, I think that the phrase, “the knowledge of good and evil” has generally been hollowed of meaning and … Continue reading Adam and Eve and sin