These are turbulent times indeed. Times in need of the peace of Christ, which passes all understanding, yet is readily available to those of us open to it. Here is a meditation titled “Coming Peace” that addresses our need and God’s response. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you…. Do not […]
Archives for July 2018
How an intense romantic and erotic narrative between a man and a woman, where the name of God is arguably never even mentioned, got into the Hebrew Bible canon is a story unto itself. It was definitely contested, but the rabbinic powers that be strongly endorsed its addition to the Bible. The famed Rabbi Akiba […]
Today I will discuss central prophesies of the three major prophets of ancient Israel: Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel. They all shared the same basic message, not just for Israel, but for humanity as such: God wants whole-hearted love and will make that possible by changing our hearts. How? Listen in.
David is, in underappreciated fact, the first “messiah”, which means anointed by God. God anointed David King over Israel, and made the only covenant in the Bible with and for one man: promising that one of his progeny would always serve as the King of Israel. And through the prophets, God also vowed that from […]
Once I had the unnerving sense that God was gazing on me. Here is how I described it: Once during prayer, God gazed upon me, How I know not, only That God was focusing on my entire being With a totality only God can attain. Everything slowed down to stoppage, Except my breath, as I […]
It is essential to understand the meaning of two of the major words in the Hebrew Bible. If you would better grasp what God is about and what is going on between God and Israel – make that between God and humanity – you need to grasp their significance…. Whatever else can be said about […]