One of the serious problems we who follow Jesus face is the compartmentalization of our lives and our faith. Our cultures direct us toward thinking in compartmentalized ways because so much of our lives are compartmentalized. We have our work life which extends from 8 to 5. We have our family life, which happens if … Continue reading The problem of compartmentalization
The Song of Songs has been read allegorically in both Jewish and Church traditions. In Jewish tradition it has been interpreted as reflecting the relationship between God and Israel and in Christian tradition it has been interpreted as reflecting the relationship between Christ and his Church. Many contemporary scholars would argue that the allegorical reading … Continue reading Is it appropriate to read the Song of Songs allegorically?
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is more delightful than wine. Depending where we are in our walk with the Lord, the maiden in this Song may represent us or she may stand apart, directing us to long for something more in our walk with the Lord. This is … Continue reading What is Christ to us?: Reflections on Song of Songs 1:1-4