Morning Prayer today has as its OT reading Wisdom 2. I have not read the Wisdom of Solomon for many years. Given what I have recently been writing on, specifically Ecclesiastes, this chapter stuck out to me. It reads, in part, 2:1 For they reasoned unsoundly, saying to themselves,“Short and sorrowful is our life, […]
Concluding the text of the talk I presented at Cornell on 11 April 2015, “My God, my God, Why Have You Forsaken Me? A Biblical Response to Loss and Catastrophe.” I did not touch much upon NT texts for reasons stated (they related to a difference context than the one most of us find ourselves in. At a […]
It is the reviewer’s comments that I find interesting here. I had no idea that there was a term for these books, let alone that it was a growing trend. [I]t is what’s become known as a “grief memoir.” Its points of overlap with similar books lead the reader to a conclusion: Without secular rituals […]
Continuing the text of the talk I presented at Cornell on 11 April 2015, “My God, my God, Why Have You Forsaken Me? A Biblical Response to Loss and Catastrophe.” There [Lamentations]1 we have what would seem to be a clear-cut argument: we sin and we suffer as God punishes us. God it is not God’s […]
As a good academic I have spent the last 20 years or so feeling the constant compulsion to read and cite sources whenever I decide to write about a topic.1 In the last two years I have been writing for more directly about my views and convictions relating to such theological and textual issues as […]
The last two portions of my Cornell lecture will be coming soon. But this past week I received an email from one of those in attendance asking for some clarification of my use of the terms “God’s will” and “God’s plan.” It seems appropriate to post my response now. Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 2:09 PM To: “Brady, Christian M.” Subject: feedback […]
This was/will be an entry in a daily devotional that I am developing. The tentative title is A Year Without. This entry is probably too long as written so I am posting it here in full. 2Sam. 12:20 Then David rose from the ground, washed, anointed himself, and changed his clothes. He went into the house of the LORD, and […]
This is a continuation of my lecture given at the Cornell Graduate Christian Fellowship and Chesterton House in early April. My title was “My God, my God, Why Have You Forsaken Me? A Biblical Response to Loss and Catastrophe.” I have a recording of the lecture that I may make available if any are interested. I am slowly posting […]
I lose my faith many times, each and every day. Or you could say, I confess my faith many times, each and every day.
From Scott Kurtz’s PVP.