God’s Calyxes

For many long years I have been reading the Bible. I’ve probably read from Genesis to Revelation somewhere in the neighborhood of 40 times. Yet, there are still things I read that confuse me and about which I do not have a grasp. So, I was reading through Exodus recently and kept coming across this …

The Right Stuff

It was 1983 when a movie entitled “The Right Stuff” came out.  Can it really be that long ago now that such a “contemporary” movie came out?  Anyway, if you have never seen it, it chronicles the breed of men called “test pilots” out of whom came the first Americans in space. They came to …

…and Peter

One of the dearest and most cherished aspects of the character of God is his tenderness toward wounded sheep.  While mythological deities and pagan gods were often petulant, resentful, and retributive (tit for tat), the God of the Bible is presented as “bending over backwards” for those who are distressed by sin and truly repentant.  …