A Personal History of Hell

It’s not the sort of thing I’ve ever been willing to say out loud, except maybe confiding in shushed, trembling tones to trusted bible camp counselors after an emotionally manipulative revival service: but yes, I’ve spent a good portion of my life utterly terrified of hell. 1,099 more words

My Story

Observations From My Daily Bible Reading

Today as I was reading my Bible somethings jumped right out to me that I had not noticed in previous readings on these passages of Scripture. 262 more words


"The God of Joshua" by Fr. Lawrence Farley

This is a repost from the OCA website, with embellishments of pictures from my own google searches:

In the rough and tumble of world of online polemics against Christians, it is common for our detractors to object that our Faith is fatally simplistic and essentially violent.  2,264 more words

A robe dipped in blood

Then I saw heaven opened, and there was a white horse! Its rider is called Faithful and True . . . He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is called The Word of God. 667 more words

Sunday Quote!- Mythical Wars in the Bible?

Every Sunday, I will share a quote from something I’ve been reading. The hope is for you, dear reader, to share your thoughts on the quote and related issues and perhaps pick up some reading material along the way! 399 more words


What is the Key Word to Describe the Bible?

Looking at the main characters so far from Genesis: Adam, Eve, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Joseph and Moses the rhythm is clear. Under the direction of god these stars of the bible promote a single description: VIOLENCE. 1,040 more words

Painting Biblical Violence in Primary Colors

Painting Biblical Violence in Primary Colors

I’ve always been puzzled by the fact that we take some of the most violent stories in the Bible and turn them into happy little children’s stories and coloring pages: the flood story; the ten plagues; the genocide at Jericho; Solomon threatening to slice a baby in two. 348 more words