The Universal God

The modern world has lost touch with the text describing the beginning. This absence of context has caused the seventh day in many ways to become an ideological and theological orphan. What makes matters worse is that is over the last two centuries, the worldview of the Bible’s readers has dramatically shifted. Most have adoptedContinue reading “The Universal God”

In The Beginning, There was Seven

It is hard to imagine a more auspicious beginning for the seventh day than the one put forward in the first book of the Bible. “Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all their multitude. And on the seventh day God finished the work that he had done, and He rested on theContinue reading “In The Beginning, There was Seven”

Jesus and a Pharisee

When we read the gospels, we often give Pharisees and bad rap. There were some excellent Pharisees that came to understand Jesus’s teachings. Gamaliel is one, Nicodemus another. Paul trained as a Pharisee under the guidance of Gamaliel.  Yet despite these noteworthy examples, our perception is Pharisee’s are self-righteous, exclusivist, and thoroughly confused about whatContinue reading “Jesus and a Pharisee”