Daily Archives: September 9, 2010

Ruth’s Conversion

Ruth’s example is the harshest critique of individualistic evangelicalism. Ruth clings to Naomi covenantally. She has no interest in embracing her God without embracing her people. To cling to Yahweh is to cling to His bride. The Gospel demands that you … Continue reading

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A Beatitude for Good Sleep

How blessed are some people, whose lives have no fears, no dreads; to whom sleeping is a blessing that comes nightly, and brings nothing but sweet dreams. —from Lucy Westenra’s diary, Dracula, 130

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Who is Naomi?

Naomi is Israel in the days of the Judges. She is faithless Israel. She is compromised in her theology because of ten years of anti-Yahweh indoctrination. However, Naomi is also recipient of grace. She is ultimately pleasant and graced with … Continue reading

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Gospel of Wealth?

I do intend to eventually read Platt’s book. David Brooks in the New York Times offers a warm review of the book. Naturally, Platt falls into the category of many evangelical leaders today (see Francis Chan) who believe consumerism has … Continue reading

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