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
Below is a blog entry I composed for one of the few non-wonky-academic homework assignments I've had so far at Eden Theological Seminary. New Life Church of the Nazarene and Grace United Methodist Church, I have a homework assignment for you. Do at least one outrageous thing in the cause of simple justice… with … Continue reading One Outrageous Thing Challenge
The concept of the Bible as sacred text suggests that the Bible contains truth. While some may argue that the Bible cannot be sacred because it is not historically comprehensive or accurate, the concept of historiography suggests that history has been written differently in different times and contexts. It was not until the Enlightenment of … Continue reading Truth
This is how I study. Also, thatawkwardmoment when you haven't studied history in forever and you all of a sudden have to memorize dates and geography.
A Biblical autobiography: My first assignment in seminary. Growing up, my relationship with the Bible was primarily influenced by my mother’s love and dependence on Scripture, as well as the Church of the Nazarene’s focus on the Word. My mother loved Scripture because it revealed to her the God who helped her persevere through difficult … Continue reading The Bible & Me
I won't know how much I have progressed, unless I know where I start. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, so the concept of a baseline is important to me. Because by knowing where I began, I can know by the end or through the process, how far I have come, and if … Continue reading Baseline: Middle Class