Monthly Archives: February 2011

GodsBigBlog: Choose Obedience? I Dunno . . . Is that a Choice?

Choose life!” Moses tells his people to knuckle down and obey God’s commandments. (That’s Deuteronomy 30:16,19) Obedience is huge in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It’s in our Abrahamic DNA. But if we work too hard at obedience, aren’t we shirking our jobs as thinking, breathing “images of God”? Facebook users: Join the conversation at the [...]

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GodsBigBlog: Human justice? Compassion? Who gets the credit?

Food for the hungry? Justice for the oppressed? These feel like new ideas to me, but some would say that these are God’s ideas and they are really, really old.

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