when God says “no”

In reading recently, struck with two prayers to which God said "no". I Kings 19:4: "He (Elijah) came to a broom tree, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. 'I have had enough, LORD,' he said. 'Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.'" God's answer to Elijah's prayer? A... Continue Reading →


Sixty-three thousand, seven hundred and seventy-nine

According to Lutheran pastor Christoph Romhild, that's the number of cross-references in the Bible, linking the various books and chapters to one another. Not content with just the raw number, Romhild contacted Chris Harrison, a doctoral student at Carnegie Mellon University, about finding a way to graphically display this incredible interconnectedness. They came up with... Continue Reading →

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