Violent Love

A Violent Love

"For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God." (1) How many times has this scripture, and those like it, been used to condemn God as small, petty and all-too-human?  This is a favorite of atheists and skeptics the world over: jealousy is a human emotion, and a baser one at that.  It is an emotion common in ...
Tree Blowing in the Wind

Holy Ghost

How futile this life can be. We go about our day-to-day activities, scraping for some glimpse of meaning.  We cover up the emptiness that carves out our insides with things that are ultimately as empty and useless as what we initially covered up. "Vanity of vanities," says the preacher.  "All is vanity."(1) To paraphrase the book of Ecclesiastes, in the ...