Many members of the three Religions of the Book use the Bible as a source of guidance for matters of character formation and decision-making.   Employment of biblical passages for ethical purposes is not without its complications, however.  One such complication occurs in Genesis 38, in the story of Judah’s seduction by his daughter-in-law, Tamar. Judah’s misconduct is part of a larger picture of good and bad behavior in Jacob’s family.  Reuben’s dalliance with his father’s concubine results in a rebuke… Read more

Now witness the power of this fully armed and operational blog! Seriously, we’ve got some good people lined up for this thing, and the programmers just threw the final switch on a Friday night, and went home. I’m sure we have some bugs to iron out. (more…) Read more

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