Isaiah may be one of the most cherry-picked books of the Old Testament, maybe even in the whole Bible! It's almost irresistible! We snatch favorite verses out of context, appropriating promises without a thought in our heads about the original audience or the author's intent. On our journey through Isaiah together, I am resisting the… Continue reading Certain Destruction and a Promise of Peace
Is There an Upside to Being a Sheep?
Sunday Scripture The only possible downside I can see in exposing young children to classic hymns and great works of music is that sometimes they mange to misinterpret the lyrics and completely miss the point. Handel's great rendering of Isaiah 53:6 in The Messiah landed on my youngest son's ears as "Oh, we like sheep,"… Continue reading Is There an Upside to Being a Sheep?
Living a Redeemed Life — A Conversation with Michele Morin
I don't usually share a post on Fridays, but I couldn't resist sharing this podcast (yes, Michele has entered the 21st century) of a conversation with Holly Barrett. Last fall, Holly Barrett invited me to be a guest on her weekly show, Living a Redeemed Life. By the time we worked out the details… Continue reading Living a Redeemed Life — A Conversation with Michele Morin
A Legacy of Striving
You opened your new eyes in the garden that God Himself had planted. Born a woman, you bypassed childhood, and came into yourself with a rush of speech, a flood of images, and a seamless, three-way companionship: you, Adam, and Elohim. Was Eden’s bird song the first sound in your perfect ears? Or was it… Continue reading A Legacy of Striving