Category Archives: Bible

The Rebellion in the Garden

What happened in the garden was not simply wrong, it was rebellion. Continue reading

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Dying of Loneliness: Faith Without Works

http://lockwoodchurch.org/media A sermon on James 2:14-26 (25 minutes).

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The Story’s Told That Adam Jumped (But I’m Thinking That He Fell)

In our world, we have beauty and cruelty, hand in hand; wisdom and insanity, side by side. We have the glory of Bach coming out of Weimar, and the barbarity of Hitler coming out of the Weimar Republic. There is … Continue reading

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Something Has Gone Dreadfully Wrong

“We often talk of man’s ‘bestial’ cruelty, but that is. . . insulting to beasts. . .” – Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov Continue reading

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The Artist

He paints his birds and fish and sunsets with hues so vivid and lines so bold that our most Avant Garde painters seem tame by comparison. Continue reading

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The Old Suitcase

Many people come to the Bible the way I go to that suitcase. They rummage through it, looking for anything interesting or anyone they might recognize. Continue reading

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Panorama

We look to the beginning, to creation, and then turn our gaze to the end, to the judgment and beyond, and at both the beginning and the end, we find the same figure. Continue reading

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Wide Angle

On the plains of Peru there is a network of strange lines made by an ancient people known as the Nazea. Some of these lines cover as many as ten square miles. For years archeologists assumed that the lines were … Continue reading

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New Feature: Broken Pieces

His goal is to get you to commit without giving you anything in return. Continue reading

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“The Book of LIfe” in the Book of Revelations

A Christian lectionary is a book or list of selected Scripture readings for corporate or personal worship. Lectionaries include something like a “Daily Office,” which provides suggested daily Bible readings for individuals. These include one or more psalms, a reading … Continue reading

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