God through the Bible


Scripture has so much to reveal to us.

Wealth in Proverbs

Introduction The Book of Proverbs has forever been the vineyard for the ad hoc plucking of verses in support of the so-called prosperity gospel.  As Kaiser claims, “Few books have been assailed more...

Genesis 1:1-2:3 – Scenes and Transitions

Scenes and Transitions Scenes Scene 1 – Original state and God’s movement over creation Scene 2 – The creation cycles Scene 3 – Creation of Man including the unknown “Us” (1:26) and...

Genesis 1:1-2:3 – Discourse and Dialogue

Discourse and Dialogue Discourse 1 (God) – Light Discourse 2 (God) – Firmament to divide the water Discourse 3 (God) – Waters gathered, dry land appears Discourse 4 (God) – Lights in the heaven...

Genesis 2:4-2:25 – Discourse and Dialogue

Discourse and Dialogue Dialogue 1 – God’s parallel of provision and prohibition. Dialogue 2 – God’s observation that man is not complete. Dialogue 3 – Man’s approval and...

Character Development in Paul’s Shipwreck Saga

Introduction Seemingly out of place among the narrative in Acts, the saga of the shipwreck on the journey to Rome stands alone in its intention.  A scene by scene journey illuminates not only the characterization...


God through Philosophy


God can be discovered through our exploration into truth, wisdom, reality, creation and even humanity.

Genesis 4:17-4:26 – Scenes and Transitions

Scenes and Transitions Scenes Intro 1– (4:17) Cayin, building a city, and naming the city after his son, Enoch Intro 2 – (4:18) Generations to Lamech Scene 1 – (4:19-22) Birth of Lamech’s three...

Genesis 3:1-3:24 – Repetition and Pace

Characters Names Serpent Woman Man God Position / Distance & Static / Dynamic Serpent Static – Distance – Center of narrator and audience focus. Affecting change in the situation Woman Static – No...

Selfless Service

“You have control over doing your respective duty only, but no control or claim over the results. The fruits of work should not be your motive, and you should never be inactive. ” – 2:47 Bhagavad-Gita...

Genesis 1:1-2:3 – Repetition and Pace

Repetition and Pace Repetition – (1:3-1:30) God said “Let there be”…it was so/God [acted]…saw that it was good Repetition – It was good…evening and morning were the Xth day...

Worship in Pantheism

Hinduism claims that God is in all things.  Buddhism goes one step further to claim that there is no God, but that all things are one.  These are the two most well-established religions founded on the...


God through Art


In humanity's quest for beauty, our internal image of God seeks the truth behind that beauty. Discover the truth for yourself.


God through Community


Relationships are metaphors for our fundamental relationship with God. Look into each relationship and you will discover an aspect of your relationship with your creator.

Judgmentalness – A Peek Into Ourselves

Being the victim of a judgmental rant can hurt.  Such criticism quickly jumps to conclusions about ourselves.  How dare they assume they have the right to critique us in this way?  Whether or not the...

Genesis 4:1-4:16 – Characters

Characters Names Havva Cayin Havel God the Blood – Anthropomorphic the Ground – Anthropomorphic Position / Distance & Static / Dynamic Havva Static – only mentioned once Cayin Position – Main...

The Undeserving are Chosen – Genesis 11:10-11:32

Experience the art for The Undeserving are Chosen – Genesis 11:10-11:32. Sarah is the undeserving individual through whom God chooses to act.  She has no family heritage, no ancestry from which she can draw pride...

חסד in Ruth

Introduction Undercurrents ripple through the narrative of Ruth.  The author, in contrast with the majority of the canon, has created a work which uses literary form and technique, rather than direct communication...


God through Faith


Faith trumps knowledge. It does not negate wisdom. Follow faith to the end of the rainbow and you will discover the wisdom of the creator that you seek.

The Characterization of the Wicked in Psalm 5

Introduction “Give heed to the voice of my cry, My King and my God…” (Psalm 5:2)  Psalm 5 is a lament of the psalmist to God asking for protection, for guidance and for just punishment upon the...

Translating the Shema

The Shema, the Jewish proclamation of faith in Deuteronomy 6:4-5, has been interpreted in a variety of ways.  In this paper, the four commonly debated interpretations will be assessed resulting in a more precise...

The Meaning and Task of Translation

One of the greatest travesties in Biblical translation extends from the basic belief in Fee’s statement, “The goal of translation is to reproduce the meaning of the text, not the form...


God through Religion


Religion is humanity's expression of love and devotion to God. Explore the extent of that love and devotion and you will find both joy and fear in that intimacy.

The Nominal Christian

In a recent conversation, I realized that in India, the label of “nominal” Christian is very different than what I understood growing up in the US. In India, people are religious almost as an ethnicity...

Understanding the Character of God in Judges

Introduction Threaded through the cycles of Judges is the underlying character of God. Stitched with various literary techniques, three of God’s character traits rise to the surface: His desire for partnership...

The Greatest Love…

Greater love hath no man than this that a man laid down his life for his friends.  This statement is simply wrong.  Let’s try “greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for...

Are our health problems caused by our own sin?

The Black Paint of Sin The Fall, that ill-fated action which changed the fate of man, had such a profound impact that none can fathom the extent of the repercussions that have befallen creation nor envision the ideal...

Inherently good or Inherently evil

I’ve been debating with myself for a while now on whether people are inherently good or evil.  Good in the sense that they would want what is best for others, but evil in that it can never come at the expense...

Smart Decisions

A friend of mine was faced with a career defining decision  of  either selecting a job that would advance her career, give her an incredible experience, and provide her with all the comforts that she has grown...

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