Glenn Beck’s God of Tsunamis

Fresh back from holiday, America’s self-proclaimed “revival” preacher Glenn Beck attempted to give a theological explanation for the recent Japanese earthquake and tsunami.  Speaking on his radio program, Beck suggested that the catastrophic earthquake might be a “message being sent” by a higher power, God or Gaia.  Beck postulated, “I’m not saying God is, you [Read More…]

Saying No and Saying Yes: An Ash Wednesday Meditation

Lent is really about saying no to some things so we can say yes to others. An Ash Wednesday Meditation on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 and Isaiah 58:6-9. [Read more…]

Going Kosher: My Curious Lenten Project

I am a Christian practical theologian who is embarking on a curious quest: I want to know what it’s like to maintain a kosher home—what it requires, for what reasons, at what cost, etc. The web of motivations for this exploration will unfold in due time, but here I would like to describe the project, articulate some original goals for it, and invite you into the learnings that come over its duration of about 40 days. [Read more…]

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