For everything there is a season... This week we made it to Ecclesiastes chapter 3. I feel like we should all be singing the Byrds right now: "For everything, turn, turn, turn." Groovy! Sadly not everything in Ecclesiastes is peace, love, and rainbows, but we had a great night digging in anyway. If you are... Continue Reading →
This week we talked about Ecclesiastes chapter 2 and all of the ways we seek satisfaction under the sun. The Preacher, as one commentator remarked, tries hard to set up his own little Garden of Eden without any of the forbidden fruits, and oh how his experiment fails! Here's my friend Erika leading us. Enjoy!... Continue Reading →
"Vanity of vanities!" "Meaningless, meaningless!" "Mist and vapor!" What can it mean? Here we go -- chapter one of the difficult/intriguing/rich/rewarding book of Ecclesiastes.
Hello, friends! For anyone who would like to follow along with our summer study of Ecclesiastes and Thirty Thousand Days, I will be posting our weekly talks. This one is in two parts -- first, a little reflection on Ecclesiastes, second, the nuts and bolts of how the study will work. The workbook I refer... Continue Reading →
I am so delighted to share this resource! Yeah, I'm a little biased, but this is a really unique study. First there's the in-depth, take-it-apart-verse-by-verse study of Ecclesiastes--what a book! In the process, sharpen your Bible study skills, dip a toe in some deep philosophy, and investigate how the Bible reconciles our struggles in a fallen... Continue Reading →
Grisham, Hemingway, Melville, U2, The Byrds, Dave Matthews, and debatably, Pink Floyd. What do they all have in common? They’ve all borrowed (stolen?) from Ecclesiastes. Who can blame them? What is not to love? This is the book for our times: from drinking to free love to despondent fatalism, it’s like the lyric sheet of our... Continue Reading →