I mostly agree with Jeffrey Weiss about prayer. I think St. Paul would too.
The book of Job
God’s response to Job is cold comfort when you have terminal cancer.
Part history and part memoir, this volume gently immerses readers in Jewish traditions surrounding death.
Why do scientists turn to questions traditionally reserved for the humanities? Tom McLeish argues for a deep kinship between the two spheres.
C. L. Seow explores how the book of Job might have been understood by its original writers and audiences, and how we might look at it now.
In science, when negative data isn’t reported, the result is a silence that silences. A life-saving drug or a new discovery may be missed.
The “Jesus asleep in the boat during a terrible storm” story has always seemed unfair to me. I feel for the disciples when they wake him; they are understandably angry that he doesn’t seem to care that they are about to die. I’d be just as angry at Jesus for appearing so calm in the midst of real danger. The disciples are uncomfortable that Jesus is not acting according to the category of “concerned friend,” much less “messiah”—so they kind of yell at him. And when it comes down to it, who hasn’t yelled at God during the storms of life?
An annotated list of top titles on the book of Job.