Tamar, Judah, and Marginalization: A Reflection on Genesis 38

Author Note: A Sermon delivered to Orange City United Methodist Church (Orange City, FL) on November 7, 2021. Every part of the Bible screams “Gospel”; some just need to be squeezed harder than others. That’s what one of my professors told me, anyway. This passage strikes me as one that needs quite a bit of squeezing. … Continue reading Tamar, Judah, and Marginalization: A Reflection on Genesis 38

God’s Deafening Silence: A Reflection on Job 19:1-8

Author Note: A Sermon delivered to Orange City United Methodist Church (Orange City, FL) on August 8, 2021. “How long ago was that day?” Job thought. He’d been so distraught and disturbed, he could merely only observe that time had continued to progress unrelentingly, unmercifully, without noting its amount or meaning. Time had continued—was it … Continue reading God’s Deafening Silence: A Reflection on Job 19:1-8