Changing Unchangeability

One of the things readers of scripture have to discern is which practices or statements or rules in scripture are “timeless” and which are shaped by the culture and practices of the era. Sometimes this is easy, sometimes not. One of the things that can cause us difficulty is recognizing things that are unchanging, say […]

Moltmann and “The Source of Life”

I’ve just started reading Jurgen Moltmann’s The Source of Life: The Holy Spirit and the Theology of Life and today I would like to share some excerpts from chapter two with you.  If you are not familiar with Jurgen Moltmann, you can read about him here and you can read some of his work on line, here. Chapter […]


I may be the only person you will ever meet that claims Numbers chapter 11 as a favorite Bible passage. But it’s true. You can read it here. There are two stories intertwined in this chapter, but for Pentecost, we’ll focus on Moses. Moses is overwhelmed by his responsibility.  Moses needs help. To give Moses […]