Monday, June 15, 2015

a faith crisis in the Bible (and don’t let some 60s hippies tell you otherwise)

 

Ecclesiastes

In 1965, the Byrds had a big hit with a song written by Pete Seeger and based on chapter 3 of Ecclesiastes: “Turn, Turn, Turn.”

Everything on earth has its time and place—its “season,” as the writer (Qohelet) puts it.
 
There is a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time for war, and a time for peace, etc.

The Byrds’s tune features great harmonies and gives off a feel-good-be-at-peace-with-the-world-Zen vibe. You know. The ‘60s.

But these ancient words are anything but harmonious and peaceful. We are seeing a faith crisis happening right in front of us.

Read more at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/peterenns/2015/06/a-faith-crisis-in-the-bible-and-dont-let-some-60s-hippies-tell-you-otherwise/

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