Why and how we humans need to get smaller – Ezekiel 25-28, Part 5

I can’t say that I always enjoy taking my dog outside in the cold or in the rain. Okay, I almost never enjoy it, especially when it is raining. But when the night sky is clear, and the stars are bright, as my dog is doing his business out in the yard, I will lookContinue reading “Why and how we humans need to get smaller – Ezekiel 25-28, Part 5”

The dangerous ideology of “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” – Ezekiel 25-28, Part 4

“Pull yourself up by your bootstraps!” That phrase is an American anthem of sorts, pointing to an idea embedded in our history and culture, that we are individuals who have the power and ability to survive and thrive if we just work hard enough. But is this principle true? Even the task described in theContinue reading “The dangerous ideology of “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” – Ezekiel 25-28, Part 4″

The difference between healthy and evil pride – Ezekiel 25-28, Part 3

Do an internet search on the word “pride,” and the results will be vast and varied. Think about the ways we use the word “pride.” A group of lions is called a “pride.” There is the phrase, “proud as a peacock.” A famous contemporary usage refers to sexual identity and rights. There is good prideContinue reading “The difference between healthy and evil pride – Ezekiel 25-28, Part 3”

Why the Seven Deadly Sins are not deadly, but we should still pay attention to them – Ezekiel 25-28, Preview

Have you heard of the Seven Deadly Sins?  The title of the list conveys the idea that if you commit those sins, you will die.  People believe there is such a list in the Bible called “The Seven Deadly Sins,” but there is no such list in the Bible.  While there are numerous lists ofContinue reading “Why the Seven Deadly Sins are not deadly, but we should still pay attention to them – Ezekiel 25-28, Preview”