Wilderness & God’s Butt

Wilderness is a beautiful metaphor in the Hebrew Bible. It's not so beautiful when you're going through it, but it's a beautiful image for the times in your life where you're in-between. Theologians call it "liminal space," a space of not-yet, a space of transition. It's a time where you're headed somewhere and you're figuring … Continue reading Wilderness & God’s Butt

Running on Sand

This wonderful website for Hebrew vocabulary and grammar flashcards contains the following quotation: "Reading the Bible in translation is like kissing your new bride through a veil." --Haim Nachman Bialik (Jewish Poet, 1873-1934) It is maddening how much translations leave out. The NRSV (New Revised Standard Version) of the Bible, a well-accepted standard study Bible, … Continue reading Running on Sand