Yahweh the Cruel

“Anyone who claims to admire and worship the biblical God has either abandoned all sense of moral judgment or has never actually read the Old Testament. Since most believers are good people, I prefer to assume the latter. I think the world would be a much better place...

The Political Captivity of the Faithful

By Nathan Hatch There are things only the church can do. It should do those things. I entered graduate school to study history in the spring of 1970—a wild and contentious time. President Nixon had just expanded the Vietnam War into Cambodia and college campuses...

Image

What is your image? How do you project yourself on Facebook? How do you want to be seen? The Apostle Paul writes that Jesus “is the image of the invisible God.” (Colossians 1.15). What kind of image can be made of invisibility? Is Paul just trying to grab readers’...

Lazarus Revisited

The story of The Rich Man and Lazarus has been interpreted in many ways over the centuries. It is often considered to be a parable, though it has some characteristics that set it apart from the other parables of Jesus. Some interpret the story as a literal event,...

Statement of Faith

The Omitherian Confession I believe that Jesus of Nazareth is God incarnate.1 He is the only human to have truly imaged God, which he accomplished through his life of love, his unerring words, his miracles of service, and his absolute obedience to the Heavenly Father....

Authority

Authority I don’t think God is particularly excited about being in charge. He assumes authority because it is clear to him he is perfectly qualified to do so, while no one else comes close. For him to abdicate responsibility would be catastrophic for the rest of us....