Day: January 12, 2014

Malcolm Gladwell sees God’s power

In Malcolm Gladwell’s new book, David and Goliath, Gladwell’s research on what he calls “weapons of the spirit” helped him see beyond objective data points and, for him, into the way God’s power works in the world. Gladwell’s testimony appears in the January/February edition of Relevant Magazine:

Dominion through service

As much as I dearly love the Creation story, there’s a real spiritual tension I feel in it when it comes to the words “dominion” and “subdue.” The Hebrew counterpart to the word “subdue” (kavash) is not helpful either–it’s the origin of the colloquialism “kabash/kaibash” as in “I’m gonna put the kabash (i.e., the squelch) on THAT.”