Holy Saturday Reflection

To the Greeks, Tartarus was a spiritual prison in the underworld where the Titans were locked up. In the Bible it was the place where God locked up the angels that created the giants of the Old Testament (like Goliath). Genesis called these angels the “sons of God” and Jewish literature said that their judgment…

Good Friday Reflection

The Last Supper was a Passover meal and in Jesus’ time, the Passover meal had several traditions, including four cups of wine to be drunk throughout the night and certain types of food to be eaten, with everything representing a different theme. Jesus followed these traditions, but gave many of the foods new meaning. The…

Maundy Thursday Reflection

The gods of ancient times told humanity that they were, more or less, slaves—created by the gods to do their bidding. They made humanity to bring them food, drink, clothing and housing, and so if humanity was willing to provide for them in such ways, the gods would return the favor by giving them care…

The Great Sex Rescue

Today I read The Great Sex Rescue and can confirm that this is the “Christian sex” book of “Christian sex” books. Anyone who grew up in the purity culture with me should read this for an essential critique on the teachings we grew up with. There has been a lot of sexual teaching in the…

The Presence of God Enters the Second Temple

Throughout the Old Testament, God would enter sacred spaces in a cloud and people would celebrate. On Palm Sunday, God walked into a sacred space and some celebrated while others were enraged. God then walked into the temple and began to flip tables and call attention to the oppression committed by the religious and the…