Warp and Woof

“He shall therefore burn that garment in which is the plague, whether warp or woof, in wool or in linen, or anything of leather, for it is an active leprosy; the garment shall be burned in the fire” (Leviticus 13:52) The warp and woof: Technically defined (textile discourse): the warp is the yarn that runs […]

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Holy Spirit

Whether sitting in the plush, movie theater seats of a megachurch preaching on the dunamis of the Holy Spirit, or in the ordered pews of a fundamentalist assembly teaching on the rigid power structure established for the ecclesia, Christians in the 21st century inevitably come to terms with the third person of the Trinity. This renewed biblical emphasis on […]

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Ineffable

Not other gods. “And in all that I have said to you, be circumspect and make no mention of the name of other gods, nor let it be heard from your mouth.” (Exodus 23:13) Not signs and wonders. “and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.” (1 Kings […]

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New Testament

You are too complex to understand yourself. You are not an atheist in your actions. You often fail to recognize your own blindness. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. How do you find out what you actually believe, rather than what you think you believe? Having eyes, see ye not? Watch how […]

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Contemplation

Love opens your heart wide enough to accept those around you for who they are, while also expressing a willingness to help them become more like God created them to be. “Now it happened, as He was dining in Levi’s house, that many tax collectors and sinners also sat together with Jesus and His disciples; for there […]

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Make the Day, Mark the Night

FADE IN: FOOTHILLS OF MOUNTAIN — MOMENTS BEFORE DAYLIGHT In the land of Moriah, a sprawling landscape encased by boulders on the edge of a mountainside. DISSOLVE TO: INTERIOR OF TIMEWORN SHED — DAYBREAK Father and son are preparing to hike up Mount Moriah. ABRAHAM, well over one hundred years old, lays two large pieces […]

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Living Souls

How often do you contemplate humankind as more than mere matter and particles, more than the dust of creation? When was the last time you thought of yourself as a living soul? And what does putting greater awareness on the existence of your soul enable in your daily life? The soul and the spirit are […]

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