Watch a nativity play or listen to a Christmas day sermon and you are likely to be presented with images of three wise men travelling from afar to bring gifts to baby Jesus. The problem is that there is nowhere in the bible that it is mentioned that there were three of them. Matt. 2:1-3,
Interpreting the bible is a very interesting task. Sometimes, it takes more critical thinking than the average person is willing to put into it. As a rule, it is easier to grab and run with what is written without considering things like context in which it was said/written, linguistics, and intent. And that is how
Painting: De Min, Giovanni (1789–1859), Solomon and The Queen of Sheba Solomon, the son of David, was a great king of Israel. He was known for a number of things, including his wisdom, his great wealth, his famous temple, and his many women. Solomon had 700 wives and 300 concubines. In many ways, King Solomon
I ran into a series of tweets by Punthief that captured my thoughts exactly on the “Don’t Judge” movement. Have a look: This “Don’t judge” thing we say is so funny. We judge others everyday. Maybe not with words, but we do. Every gaddem day. When you look at your gate man whose salary is
Uncle Mo and I (secret lovers?) were talking this morning and he made a very profound joke. I will rewind a little bit. Uncle Mo, you see, does not go to church. I have no idea what caused this divorce. All I know is it was costly enough to have scared him permanently off church.
People hold on to God, not because He exactly meets their expectations (actually, He lets them down again and again), but because, in truth, He simply isn’t physically experiential. Their relationship with Him is sustained only by their imagination and fantasies. In other words, each person cooks up a personal image of how God relates