Jonah and the Golden Calf

    There are many pictures that come to mind when thinking about the biblical book of Jonah: a prophet running from God, a powerful storm on the sea, a giant fish/whale/sea monster, the metropolis of Nineveh, multitudes on their knees crying out in repentance, etc. A golden cow is not typically one of those … Continue reading Jonah and the Golden Calf

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Tears for Lazarus

(This poem is based on John 11:35: "Jesus wept," and explores reasons why the Savior cried at the tomb of Lazarus.) Why cry for friend laid down on stone Dead, covered, buried in a tomb When power to raise does He possess And restored life with him to bless Was it for pain of certain … Continue reading Tears for Lazarus

Trinity Wars (Pt. 2)

In the first part of this review of Kevin Giles’ recent book The Rise and Fall of the Complementarian Doctrine of the Trinity, I presented the recent Trinitarian debate as given through the perspective of Giles. In this second part I would like to briefly review the main issue, and ask several questions that highlight … Continue reading Trinity Wars (Pt. 2)

Has Society Gone Bananas?

This past Saturday at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden a four year old boy scrambled past a protective barrier and fell about fifteen feet into the "Gorilla World" exhibit. A male gorilla named Harambe subsequently began dragging and injuring the boy. Zookeepers then responded to the scene where the gorilla was shot and killed. The animal belonged … Continue reading Has Society Gone Bananas?