Reflections

Faith grows

Everyone familiar with Genesis knows the story of Abraham and Hagar. God promised to give Abraham a son. But it was taking a very long time, and his wife Sarah seemed simply barren. Eventually, they reason that he should try the common practice of taking his wife’s slave as a Read more…

By Caleb Smith, ago
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Biblical terms we usually misunderstand

Does “saving justice” sound right to you? How about “holy love”? What about “gracious judgment” or “avenging mercy”? They should, but I suspect that for many, or most, of us at least some of these don’t really make sense. Sadly, I’ve gotten the impression that over time our theological technicalities have led us to miss the Read more…

By Caleb Smith, ago