Retelling the Bible: Exploring scripture with midrash

Retelling the Bible: Exploring scripture with midrash

By: What would it mean to read the Bible as if its words were actually speaking to us? Following the destruction of the Temple (70 CE), the ancient rabbinic sages believed that Scripture could speak to every generation anew. They taught new ways of coming close to...
“God?”

“God?”

By: For almost 15 years, I have been an “inspired artist.” By this I mean I work from Scripture to create paintings. People always ask, “How do you do that?” I try to do it myself, like a child who refuses help tying her shoes. As every parent...
God’s surprising wonders

God’s surprising wonders

By: Personal sites of authors/presenters Cláudio Carvalhaes. To view Carvalhaes’ website, featuring articles and essays, a blog, books, sermons, and more, go to www.claudiocarvalhaes.com. Shari LeMonnier. To view LeMonnier’s art, go to www.ShariLemonnier.com. Forrest...
A sense of. . .others

A sense of. . .others

By: So far, all of you who are avid readers of the President’s Message know that this page has focused this year on having A Sense of….Purpose, Humor, and, for this issue, Others. It has been my observation that many people seem to lack this particular “sense.” They...
God’s surprising wonders

God’s surprising wonders

By: Sometimes the wonders of God come as a surprise—apparitions from elsewhere in God’s grace without explanation or a proper sense of why. The wonders of God also come through hard work, a life of discipleship, commitment to God and others. In a sense, we could say...
Surrounded by superlatives

Surrounded by superlatives

By: King Nebuchadnezzar to everyone, everywhere—every race, color, and creed: “Peace and prosperity to all! It is my privilege to report to you the gracious miracles that the High God has done for me. His miracles are staggering, his wonders are...