Throwback Thursday: Life After Idols!

(This blog post was originally written by Michael Bennie in April 2018.) This month, I’ve been noticing idols in and asking questions. Where have I gotten them from? Why do I crave them? What have I been missing adopting and adoring faux gods? And what might happen if...

Throwback Thursday: Bull in an Idol Shop

(This blog post was originally written by Michael Bennie in April 2018.) “Disturbed teen vandalizes family business, frames god.” Kindly dig the story in this cartoon and in Midrash Bereishit 38:13, an ancient creative commentary on the early years of Abraham. As the...

Throwback Thursday: The Case for Idols

(This blog post was originally written by Michael Bennie in April 2018.) Last Monday, biblical Rachel and I bonded around the idols we’ve both stolen from Daddy and stashed in our saddlebag, hidden. What might open up if we unhid them? As a kid, I thought the “no...

Monday Matters: Love, Lizard Brain

By Michael Bennie “Fear not.” If you’ve heard a sermon on fear, you’ve probably heard that of biblical commands, this is the most oft-repeated. (365 times, say some.) This can be a comforting reminder of our ultimate Safety despite the screaming amygdala of our Lizard...