Using the Bible story of Abraham's sacrifice of Isaac, Foer's new novel Here I Am explores the unraveling of a family which seems from the outside to be pretty perfect, but whose members no longer even know each other.
(Note: I will sometimes use the pronoun He for God here, to reflect the story as told to me as a child and throughout my formative years. – John) I grew-up believing that God was love; that this loving God formed me in my mother’s womb in this loving God’s image and for this loving … Continue reading Why You Can’t Have Hell and a Loving God — john pavlovitz
In the beginning was The Logos and The Logos was with God and The Logos was God.-The Gospel According to St. John 1:1. In one of the most difficult and powerful passages in the Western spiritual canon, St. John the Gospeller wrote those mysterious words. They have been fought over, wrestled with, mocked, twisted and, … Continue reading Unimaginable Grace
Donald Trump is the perfect American presidential candidate. I write that without irony, for I mean it sincerely. He is perfect for us because of his perfectly American values. He does not so much reflect those values as he does incarnate them: he is Very American of Very American, as St. Athanasius might have written, … Continue reading Donald Trump is the Perfect American Presidential Candidate