I tried to do more… But they kept coming out…um….naughty…        

This is only a brief book list for the Song of Solomon. Richard S. Hess – Song of Songs (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms) Tremper Longman […]

The commission

The other day, a phrase was used that was new to me and it got me to thinking again. The phrase was “passive evangelism.” The basic idea being that so […]

Save the Date: the @UMOrthodoxy "Holy People, Faithful Church" conference

Finally… we’ve been sitting on this for a while, but now we can announce it!! As we line up sponsors, speakers, and break-out sessions (want to volunteer?), we will update […]

Does Song of Solomon argue with Genesis 1-3 about human sexuality ?

If, as some critics have argued, the Song’s humanistic viewpoint represents an Israelite poet’s self-conscious attempt to “demythologize” ancient Near Eastern concepts of sacred sexuality — manifest in fertility rites […]

In several of the Methodist pages in the wonderful world of social media, Judge not is often a hot topic. In an effort to give us all something to think […]

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Keel sees Song 1.2–3 pulling from a Ugaritic myth, one of Shachar and Shalim, where the god El bends over two women: He stooped (and) kissed their lips; behold! their […]

There is a deep aversion to reading the Songs as “secular,” as if carnality — sexual and physical love is somehow not of the sacred community… For you must not, […]