Posts Tagged ‘Pharisees’

Diet Like a Pharisee

Diet Like a Pharisee
One thing you never read about in the Scriptures? A fat Pharisee. Swimsuit season is nearly upon us once again, which has me feeling nervous. After Thanksgiving turkey, Christmas ham, and Valentine’s and Easter candy, I’m having a hard time getting my beach body back. I’ve tried counting...
June 3rd, 2013 | Becoming the Great Us, Columns, Essays | Read More

The Audacious Giftedness of the Irreligious

The Audacious Giftedness of the Irreligious
Why is it always in grocery stores that children decide to unhinge their mothers? What primal, evil instinct drives kids to become flying monkeys the minute they skip through the glass doors? And do they enjoy then forcing their mother into the inevitable role of the Wicked Witch of the West? Tell me,...
September 7th, 2012 | Featured | Read More

Big I, little i

Big I, little i
My four year old son got hurt this week. The poor guy fell on a rock. He bled. He cried. But it didn’t bleed that much. And he didn’t cry that hard. So, I waited. Didn’t take him right in. My husband (who has suffered many gaping wounds of his own) decided that my son did need to get checked out. And...
August 27th, 2012 | Featured | Read More

Jesus’ Surprising Love For Legalists Like Me

Jesus’ Surprising Love For Legalists Like Me
Back in the day, when God wanted to separate King David from his personal darkness, he sent a prophet to entrap him. The prophet told David about a rich man who killed poor man to gain his sheep. This, naturally, got the king’s ire and he demanded justice. The hook was set, so the prophet told David...
April 15th, 2012 | Blog, Meditations | Read More

The Problem with Spotting Pharisees…

The Problem with Spotting Pharisees…
Leonard Sweet (author/futurist/theologian) recently tweeted that when Jesus walked the earth, 6000 Pharisees were employed to support and enforce Judaism’s proper expression. The first Biblical mention of the Pharisees was in the book of Ezra. The original Pharisees consisted of scribes and sages...
January 22nd, 2012 | Meditations | Read More