Saturday, December 22, 2012

O Little Town of Beth-Lehem

There was once a King born in Beth-Lehem.  He was a handsome young man, with red hair and beautiful eyes, and a good heart.  He was a gifted musician, and a skillful poet whose words displayed great insight and devotion.  He was also a strong shepherd and a brave warrior.  His name was David.

His greatness became the standard set for all future leaders, his legacy became a redemptive hope.  As the refrain declares:

David, the King of Israel, the Living and Enduring King of Israel!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

What God is not

A personal God disappoints: "God is good."

An impersonal God is difficult (if not impossible) to relate to: "What good is God?" (i.e., an impersonal God)


Can we censure the angel Gabriel for having brought the world much mischief in the past 2016 years, in the form of two supersessionist religions, Christianity and Islam, both counterfeits of the original faith of Abraham qua Israel, and both prone to deny the living heritage of that faith which is found in Judaism?  I say we throw the Book at her!