A beautiful example of the fact that if you sit down and talk with someone from a different background, a different faith tradition, a different culture, you will come to love them and find wisdom there.
I chose to turn to the Book of Proverbs next, because I wanted to get try on of the books in the Old Testament considered Wisdom literature. I read a fascinating book last year called Re-reading Job: Understanding the Ancient World's Greatest Poem, and one of the things I took away wasn't specific to the... Continue Reading →
I have been fascinated by the idea of liturgy, which I understand as seeking to make time itself holy. Liturgy isn't a word often encountered in LDS culture, be we have our own version if you use the definition. However, I wanted to use it in a more personal sense. I often notice that hours... Continue Reading →
I remember reading Ecclesiastes in high school, and being utterly baffled: how is this scripture? It seems the opposite of what the gospel message was! "Vanity, vanity, all is vanity!" Everything is useless? Nothing I do matters? I can't have hope? It even seems to deny an afterlife completely! I just couldn't work out what... Continue Reading →