Contributed on Feb 11, 2009
The call of Moses demonstrates that even when God calls us, it’s not about us but about what God can do.
There used to be a cliché of a scene in many spy movies, science-fiction films, and thrillers. The scene would feature some mysterious person (or sometimes, even the protagonist) removing their dark glasses or doffing their hat and saying something like: “I know this is going to sound strange, but ...read more
Contributed on Feb 13, 2009
Being "in" the Will of God doesn’t necessarily mean that we aren’t distracted by human concerns and relationships.
Personally, I have a lot of trouble with the theological term, “the permissive will of God.” We usually apply it whenever someone has done something wrong or merely made a foolish, but not deliberate, choice and then, God makes something good out of the human mess. My problem with the term is that ...read more
Contributed on Feb 18, 2009
God’s servants need to focus on God’s activity rather than the negativity of God’s people.
1) And Yahweh proceeded to speak to Moses, “Go, ascend from this place, you and the people you caused to ascend from the land of Egypt toward the land which I promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, ‘To your seed, I will give it 2) And I shall send a messenger (angel) before your presence ...read more