Looking for Jesus: Part 2

[Note: I've broken my sermon into two parts for navigating convenience. This is the first part: Why Should We Read the Bible?, and I've linked to the second post which was the second half of the sermon: The Gospel According to the Wasteland.] This week we continue our series Looking for Jesus: Learning to Read the…

Slavery breeds Captivity

Michael Walzer again: While Israel entered the promised land, much of their experience in that land was a return to Egypt. Walzer explains: “So the land of Canaan did not exactly flow with milk and honey, but there was milk and honey and flesh to fill the pots. The extended meaning of the promise —…

Truth and History

One other thought on Jeremiah’s indictment of Israel’s false prophets: Not only is Truth a question of present and future, but given what Jeremiah says concerning the requirement of prophets to expose the sins of the people, Truth has everything to do with the past as well. Exposing sins is a task which includes recounting…

Truth and Eschatology

The prophet Jeremiah explains the “false and deceptive visions” of the prophets of Israel in these words: “They have not exposed your iniquity to restore your fortunes but have seen for you oracles that are false and misleading” (Lam. 2:14). The falseness and deceptiveness of the visions and oracles is not merely a question of…