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David's Secret Demons

Jeff Berger —

Recently I read Baruch Halpern’s biography about King David of ancient Israel/Judah called David’s Secret Demons:  Messiah, Murderer, Traitor, King (2001). It was a difficult book to read, as are most books about the Old Testament, but I recommend it to anyone who is interested in biblical history. 2,436 more words

Books

#Fiction Friday: #Micropoetry from the Book

Mother lived in the past,
I lived for the future,
& Caitlin lived in the present.
So we lived,
disconnected from one another.

My father’s influence had been stronger… 98 more words

#Micropoetry Monday: Faith & Spirituality

Christ had been in the stories,
but had never been mentioned by name.
He was like the photographer that had taken the picture,
& it was because of Him, 107 more words

pa rum pum pum pum

I am that little child with that flimsy toy drum strapped around his angular little boy shoulder. Come, they told him. The sticks strike that moon face, commanding air and passers-by to listen to the rhythm, the foolish parade of one. 325 more words

Thoughts

Christianity and Nazi Germany: The Question of Apostasy

Ron Berger —

Evangelical Christians were a significant part of the political coalition that won the presidency for Donald Trump, with more than 80 percent of this constituency voting for him. 2,642 more words

History

#Fiction Friday: #Novelines from the Book

She chose to give David time only, for she would have more time with him than she ever had with Patrick, but as recompense, Patrick got time & all eternity. 226 more words

Poem-a-Day Writer’s Digest Challenge #24. Theme: Imitation

Imitations of Life

“Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.” — Alfred Hitchcock

Dioramas,
miniature dramas;
Paintings,
scenes fading.
Books,
an unreliable narration, 61 more words