Unforgiveness is like fire that smolders in the belly, like smoke that smothers the soul.
Sittser, Jerry. “A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows through Loss.” Zondervan.
The selection below was written “on background” one might say. I wanted to articulate what I thought was a close and “simple” reading of how the Book of Ruth presents the character of Boaz. I then went on to critique a few key modern interpreters, but that will have to wait for another post or even a published […]
UPDATED – Excursus below. That is overstating the case and an example of really bibliogeeky link baiting. (Can we have a competition to see who has the geekiest or the worst?) But it does convey the sense of what I think is going on. As I posted earlier, I have submitted this as a proposal […]
When do we forgive? Is it only after the one who has sinned against us (offended us) has asked for forgiveness? Or should we forgive them whether they ask for forgiveness or not? This is a discussion I had not long ago with a friend and something I had thought a LOT about when I was in college. […]
As almost anyone with a connection to the internet or any other possible source of media including the telegraph and carrier pigeons knows, today, January 24, 2014, is the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Macintosh computer. ReutersMoney did a story on how much people have invested in their Apple products and yours truly […]
You all know that Dan Piraro is one of my favorite cartoonists. He is not a fan of religion, but he often has poignant gags. This week he had a dog in the pulpit to match his earlier cat clergy.
Time is such an odd thing. It is, in a very real sense, relative and yet it is clearly measurable. I remember how long December 1-25 seemed to last when I was a child and yet today years go by so quickly I can hardly separate one Christmas or birthday from another. This year has […]
Fellow Cornellian and cartoonist Jason Rosenberg (who clearly has his doubts) poses the question this way:
Next Sunday, January 12th Penn State Soccer will be putting on the Second Annual Mack Brady Youth Clinic for K-8 boys and girls. Players from the PSU men’s team will be present and it should be a great event. 4:30 in Holuba Hall at Penn State’s University Park Campus. FREE but donations for the Mack […]