God through the Bible


Scripture has so much to reveal to us.

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...

Genesis 1:1-2:3 – Characters

Characters Names God Us (1:26) Man Position / Distance & Static / Dynamic God Static – unemotional Distance – Center of narrator and audience focus. Affecting change in the situation Us Distance –...

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...

A Purpose For Creation – Genesis 2:4-2:25

Experience the art for A Purpose For Creation – Genesis 2:4-2:25. The purpose of creation revealed in Gen 2 stems from the interconnection between Man, Woman, the Garden, and God, himself.  The Garden was designed...


God through Philosophy


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

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...

Why would God create sin?

We live in a sinful world, created by God,  yet God is without sin.  This doesn’t make any sense.  Why, and even How, would a sinless God create sin?  So then is something else the cause of...

Misinterpretation of the Golden Rule

“Do unto others as you would have done unto you.”  This is the Ethics of Reciprocity or the common interpretation of the Golden Rule. In this interpretation, critics argue that the rule takes on the...

A Merger of Capitalism and Socialism

This may seem like a deviation from the general theme of my other posts.  Most of my posts are tied to the thoughts that are running through my head at the time, and those are typically driven from the books...

What’s missing in education?

Education is supposed to prepare individuals for life.  Originally, education was about learning to read and write.  It was about providing the basic skills that are needed to advance ourselves in the world...


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...

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...


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.

Setting God as My god

Last night, I was at a Christian concert in which the choir director repeatedly spoke of how God was their shield from suffering, their savior when in need of recovery, and their provider when blessing was given. ...

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...


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.

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...

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...

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...

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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