Breaking your enemy's teeth, dissolving them like snail slime, aborting them like fetuses, & washing your feet in their blood. On Biblical Schadenfreude [A four for one Card Talk on Psalm 58 ]

Breaking your enemy's teeth, dissolving them like snail slime, aborting them like fetuses, & washing your feet in their blood. On Biblical Schadenfreude [A four for one Card Talk on Psalm 58 ]

Schadenfreude:  "enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others." Sometimes God wants to kick your enemies in the face on your behalf.

"The Bible is Very Clear on Right and Wrong": An Open Letter to People Offended by 'The Trump Cards' Donations

"The Bible is Very Clear on Right and Wrong": An Open Letter to People Offended by 'The Trump Cards' Donations

"The Church universal does not feel one way about abortion or legal proceedings within the United States. Individual denominations, and individual people within those denominations, will make up their own minds in regards to these things. And miraculously, divinely, they remain within the Love of Christ."

Death by Lion for not Punching a Prophet (1 Kings 20:35-36) [A Guest Card Talk]

Death by Lion for not Punching a Prophet (1 Kings 20:35-36) [A Guest Card Talk]

The neat thing is we don't have to do what God's asking us to do. We don’t have to jump in a muddy river seven times, stroll around a city for seven days, or punch our friends in the face. We have free will. That's how God made us. 

Pentecost: too early in the morning to be drunk, but who can tell? (Acts 2:15)

"Well yeah, we COULD be drunk, and I'm not saying that I haven't had a few already, but damn, it's 9am: we've got $h!t to do today. We don't get drunk this early, but come shabbos all bets are off. But seriously though, this is the work of the LORD. If you read in the prophet Joel ..."

Wide and Narrow Gates (Matthew 7:13-14) [Guest Card Talk]

Wide and Narrow Gates (Matthew 7:13-14) [Guest Card Talk]

"When I read this card I hear a guideline and see a lens through which to evaluate what I’m doing with my life,  in a broad, whole picture view, or within a given, specific situation. It helps me make better decisions, informed by my choice to adhere to Jesus’ teachings to the best of my ability. I don’t do this out of a fear of Hell or destruction, but out of love for life – others’ as well as my own. 

The Capable Wife and the Contentious Wife: “A quarrelsome and nagging wife” (Prv 21:19) & “A virtuous woman as defined by old Jewish men” (Prv 31) [A two-for-one Guest Card Talk]

The Capable Wife and the Contentious Wife: “A quarrelsome and nagging wife” (Prv 21:19) & “A virtuous woman as defined by old Jewish men” (Prv 31) [A two-for-one Guest Card Talk]

"These two wives are held up sort of in opposition. The bits of Proverbs from which they come are not back-to-back, but they’re part of an ongoing comparison between desirable qualities and undesirable. Sometimes these qualities are literally about a wife, sometimes they’re about the inner life of the man being addressed. In both cases, they present two women: Woman Wisdom and Woman Folly, the good wife and the bad wife."