Judging God: Why Protest Prayer Persists in Judaism and Disappears in Christianity

INTRODUCTION: “An Arbiter Between Us” Overwhelmed with grief and coated with boils, the righteous man Job sits in ashes and laments, “There is no arbiter between us.” His comforters, who appear to offer more consolation in their silence than in their speech, understand that the “us” in Job’s complaint comprises Job and his God. Because […]

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Ember Letter: Advent 2012

Dear Right Reverend J. Jon Bruno, I hope this Ember letter finds you warm and well. I appreciate the simultaneous joy and upheaval proclaimed in the readings for this Advent season. Paul overflows with thanksgiving and blessings while Jesus and John the Baptist warn about cosmic and imminent catastrophe. The concurrence of bliss and disaster […]

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