Lent Calls us to Embrace Foolishness

Lent Calls us to Embrace Foolishness

Walter Brueggemann is a prophet in our time. A connecting thread through his life’s calling as a scholar of the Hebrew Bible and Christian testament is the holy task of unmasking domineering powers through millennia of human history. Carrying his woven theme of...
Ignorance is Detriment to Faithfulness

Ignorance is Detriment to Faithfulness

From my own narrow-minded experiences, I know the problems with ignorance are enhanced by the fact that it doesn’t hurt – and tends to go unrecognized by those who suffer from it most. And, as the poet and novelist Charles Bukowski, put it, “The problem with the world...
Why Our Post-Truth Society Needs a Dose of Proverbs

Why Our Post-Truth Society Needs a Dose of Proverbs

I didn’t know that by studying the book of Proverbs closely I was an aspiring “paremiologist.” But apparently so. The Wisdom tradition in the Old Testament is fascinating in its diversity, and intriguing in the way those writings get to the point. By which is...