Monday, October 26, 2009

Officially Moved

I have completed moving my blog over to another site. This site will remain here for reference. All of the postings from this site have been moved over, but they are best viewed here in their original context. I have also moved over most of the working links so they may be referenced on the new site.

The new site is called Mahzzo't, follow the link:

Blessings, Justin

Monday, September 21, 2009

Another Translation Coming Soon

Another translation of the canonical and apocryphal books is soon to be completed by a diverse team of translators with the input of lay readers. The new translation will be known as the Common English Bible (CEB). Follow the link for a list of the translators and contributors here.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

You Can't Take it With You

As Tall As Lions (ATAL) released their latest album, You Can't Take it With You, August 18, 2009, with Triple Crown Recordings. Check out the full album online here. ATAL will be in Minneapolis, MN, at First Avenue on Saturday, October 17, 2009.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Dr. Norman Habel

Question to ponder:

Is Genesis 1 about "domination?"

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Eating Mercifully

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

"Tragic Error"

"The earth is the Lord's, we gabbed,
and the fullness thereof-
while we looted and pillaged, claiming indemnity:
the fullness thereof
given over to us, to our use-
while we preened ourselves, sure of our power,
wilful or ignorant, through the centuries.

Miswritten, misread, that charge:
subdue was the false, the misplaced word in the story.
Surely we were to have been
earth's mind, mirror, reflective source.
Surely our task
was to have been
to love the earth,
to dress and keep it like Eden's garden.

That would have been our dominion:
to be those cells of earth's body that could
perceive and imagine, could bring the planet
into the haven it is to be known,
(as the eye blesses the hand, perceiving
it form and the work it can do)."

Denise Levertov (1923-1997)

see also Earth Gospel: A Guide to Prayer for God's Creation
by Sam Hamilton-Poore pg 44

Monday, April 6, 2009

New Hope

I re-invent myself on new hope.

- Barbara Mitchell

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

About the Bible

Short Answers to Big Questions
A Helpful Resource Revised and Expanded

Answers? Perhaps. Responses? Yes. Earlier this month Augsburg Books released a revised and expanded edition of Terence E. Fretheim's About the Bible: Short Answers to Big Questions. I have personally benefited from the first edition and have recommended it to many friends and family members. This welcomed revision provides a highly accessible resource for laity, pastors, students, and general inquisitors concerning pervasive questions with respect to the Bible. Two of the additional questions addressed in this edition include: "Did God create the world good and not perfect?" and "Does God cause natural disasters in the Bible?" While the questions in this volume are not ones that all have asked, I would submit that all who think about the Bible deal with some formulation of these questions to an extent, and to that end, this collection of responses is pertinent.