The God We Have

From time to time this year, we have reflected on particular passages in Torah. Torah can be difficult for modern persons to understand and accept because it is very old and comes from a culture that is very different from modern western cultures. The God of  the Old Testament is difficult to figure out.  God, as […]

Old Testament; who cares?

At Westminster Reads we’ have read our way through the book of Hebrews and that has me thinking about how important understanding the Old Testament is if we want to really understand the New Testament. Sometimes Christians think of the Old Testament as unimportant or irrelevant or obsolete or worse still replaced even superseded by the New Testament. […]

Thoughts on Old Testament Violence

Cain kills Abel and the violence begins. There is, of course, more than violence in the Old Testament. Never the less, there’s no two ways about it, there’s a lot of violence in the Old Testament.  You may have heard people contrast the violent, vengeful god of the Old Testament with the loving God of […]

Thoughts on “God According to God”

“The problem so many people, believers as well as skeptics, have with God really isn’t with God. It’s with the stunted perception of the biblical God we imbibe in our youthful years” So says Gerald L. Schroeder in the introduction to his book, God According to God, A Scientist Discovers We’ve Been Wrong About God […]