SHEMA: A Listening Heart

Give your servant, therefore, a listening heart to judge your people and to distinguish between good and evil. For who is able to give judgment for this vast people of yours?” 1 Kings 3:9 The Wisdom of Solomon has become something of legend. While it’s easy to get lost in the lore surrounding the Wise […]

Keys To The Kingdom: The Layers of Wisdom In Parables

Using analogies to allude to something deeper is a rabbinical technique called remez (רֶמֶז) or “hints.” It’s like giving the audience the okay to move past the literal interpretations and consider what allegories are present. Yeshua would use a remez to make connections between what he was saying and bring it back to scriptures that […]

Keys to the Kingdom: A Desire To Know

“To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest they are told in parables, so that while seeing they may not see, and while hearing they may not understand.” -Luke 8:10 Before you let the word mystery scare you off I promise you this isn’t […]

Lectio Divina: A Living Words Meditation

Lectio Divina– divine readings, or spiritual readings, to put it plainly. This is how people used the term for the majority of the middle ages which would suggest that lectio divina is synonymous with sacra pagina, “from the sacred page.” Of course, the Desert Fathers who created the practice of Lectio Divina used it as […]