God and Grammar, Hurt and Hope: God Ties it all Together

By Eugene C. Scott God must not have studied grammar under the same crotchety English teachers I did. Over and over, in the beginning chapter of Genesis, God starts sentences with the Hebrew character Waw, or in this context the word and. I imagine God standing at the...

Seen Any Burning Bushes Lately?

By Eugene C. Scott The desert had grown comfortable for Moses. After forty years of caring for Jethro’s sheep, he knew every bush and watering hole as well as he knew the seams and stitches of his old camel-hair robe. When he first arrived in Midian, a fugitive from...

Harry Potter and the Church Part II

By Eugene C. Scott It’s true, like the old bumper sticker said, that “God Doesn’t Make Junk.” But after 50 plus years of watching the people around me and daily looking in the mirror, it’s plain God certainly created his share of peculiar, screwy, and eccentric...

Harry Potter and the Church Part I

By Eugene C. Scott [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zKidngYrdg] Like J. K. Rowling’s wonderfully weird invention of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Jelly Beans, her Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and God’s equally wonderful and weird church are...

What if "The Hunger Games" Were True? A Book Review

By Eugene C. Scott What if? “What if” is frequently the central question submerged in good fiction. C.S. Lewis asked, what if a Christ figure came into a completely different world from the one we know? In answer to his question, Lewis invented Aslan the Lion and...

W.W.H.P.D?: What Would Harry Potter Do?

By Eugene C. Scott [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oifNdCEvw4] Of all the battles Harry Potter faces, one is paramount. Not his conflict with Draco Malfoy, Professor Snape, the Dementors, the sweetly evil Dolores Umbridge, not even with Him-Who...