Wimps of the Bible: Jacob (part 2)

Wimps of the Bible: Jacob (part 2)

While we’ve focused mainly on his interaction with his brother Esau, Jacob’s life shows that there is a lot we can learn about consequences…. God has a plan, he doesn’t need our help to make it work.  When Jacob was born, it was revealed to Rebekah that he would be...
Wimps of the Bible: Jacob (part 1)

Wimps of the Bible: Jacob (part 1)

Today’s wimp is a key figure early in the bible: Jacob.  Jacob’s life is covered in 25 chapters in the book of Genesis (Genesis 25 – 50).  That is major coverage for a man who was a thief, a liar, a coward and caused dissension among his children by openly showing...
The Religion of Self

The Religion of Self

Lately I’ve been reading a book called The Third Basic Instinct: How Religion Doesn’t Get You by Alex Keys.  I started reading it because I thought it was a book about Deism.  Dictionary.com gives the following definitions for Deism: 1. belief in the existence...
$5 Can Go a Long Way

$5 Can Go a Long Way

Poverty is defined “as the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions” (Wikipedia.com) .  For 2011 in the United States, the poverty guideline for a family of 4 is $22,350.  That equates to $1862.50 a month (before...
Can’t is a Bad Word

Can’t is a Bad Word

My students today really frustrated me.  We started a new project.  It is going to be a very challenging project.  It has many sections to it and involves a convergence of several topics that we have covered over the entire year so far.  The project will take about 2...