Sabbath in Chaos (Part 2)

Sabbath in Chaos (Part 2)

BY JON TSCHANZ When I was younger I always wondered what everyone wonders when they are in 6th grade and a hurricane is about to roll in... What happens to the birds? Is that weird? For real, though...Where did they go? Where are the snowy egrets that my Grandpa used to teach me about when I first moved to florida? Where are the sandhill cranes that used to strut through my backyard? Where do the sea gulls go as the storm moves ashore? Slate ran a story during Hurricane Sandy profiling what many Floridans,…Read more
Sabbaths: Our Great Cathedrals (Part 1)

Sabbaths: Our Great Cathedrals (Part 1)

BY JON TSCHANZ "It's about God, stupid!" A professor of mine used to remind me and my fellow students that the writers of books in the Bible had to constantly make this clear in their writings because we always try make it about us. It's not always about us! "It's about God, stupid!" The creation poem at the beginning of the Bible in the book of Genesis is no exception. Too often we read this story about God creating out of the chaos in a way where we think it's all about us.…Read more