Sunday favorites

Matthew 7:12 In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets. [Read more...]

Sunday favorites

1 Corinthians 13 And I will show you a still more excellent way. If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have [Read More...]

… But then again, he loves everybody

Chaplain Mike of Internet Monk offers a meditation on divine grace, beginning with this passage from Deuteronomy 7: It was not because you were more numerous than any other people that the Lord set his heart on you and chose you — for you were the fewest of all peoples. It was because the Lord [Read More...]

Sunday favorites

Psalm 137:1-4 By the rivers of Babylon— there we sat down and there we wept when we remembered Zion. On the willows there we hung up our harps. For there our captors asked us for songs, and our tormentors asked for mirth, saying, ‘Sing us one of the songs of Zion!’ How could we sing [Read More...]

Sunday favorites

Psalm 137:1-4 By the rivers of Babylon— there we sat down and there we wept when we remembered Zion. On the willows there we hung up our harps. For there our captors asked us for songs, and our tormentors asked for mirth, saying, ‘Sing us one of the songs of Zion!’ How could we sing [Read More...]

‘What the Bible shows itself to be’

One from James McGrath and two from Peter Enns … James F. McGrath: “Why Doesn’t the Bible Contain Superior Medical Advice?“ You will look in vain in the pages of the Bible for a recommendation that people cover their mouth and nose when they sneeze and cough. You will find mentions of strong drink, but [Read More...]

Sunday favorites

Ezekiel 23:19-21 Yet she increased her whorings, remembering the days of her youth, when she played the whore in the land of Egypt and lusted after her paramours there, whose members were like those of donkeys, and whose emission was like that of stallions. Thus you longed for the lewdness of your youth, when the [Read More...]

Five women who changed God’s rules

Ben Emerson’s ambitious effort to blog through the Bible — the Whole Dang Thing — reached one of my favorite stories this week. It’s in the 27th chapter of Numbers (Numbers 27:1-11), so I think of it as one of those bits of narrative tucked into that book as rewards for any reader who has [Read More...]


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