Those of us who no longer live in oral cultures may have lost respect for storytelling as a vehicle of moral authority. Just give us the facts, ma'am. We're data people, and we like it in writing. For us the parabolic arts may be fine entertainment, but they're an unnecessarily messy way of getting at the truth.
July 18, 2011
Habakkuk has a complaint. There is violence. There is wrongdoing and trouble. Ruin and strife and contention are in his face. He cries out for help, but God doesn’t seem to be listening....
September 18, 2007
It’s been said that the lessons of history are never clear, and when they are they’re usually wrong.
January 25, 2003
If you’re Eli, you’re not sleeping that well when the boy comes trotting in to disturb you with his nonsense.
January 11, 2003
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