A good starting point for doing so is Devin Singh’s Divine Currency, which examines the ways in which concepts of currency, coinage and debt are constitutive of early, formative Christian thought. Singh’s work is part of an emergent disciplinary space inquiring into the relations between the monetary concepts pervasive in Christianity in a way that doesn’t reduce them to metaphors books like Michael Hudson’s and forgive them their debts: Lending, Foreclosure and Redemption from Bronze Age Finance to the Jubilee Year, among others that will no doubt come up in future discussions are example of texts that take seriously, to take just one example, the economic roots and implications of a concept like “redemption.” I will preface this preliminary discussion by saying that the economic dimension of the fundamental concepts of Christianity neither “discredits” Christianity nor reduces it to an ancient world debt forgiveness activist movement no more than does the political dimension of calling God a “king” giving “laws” and “ruling” the world discredit Christianity and other monotheisms reliant on such concepts. Quite to the contrary the implication of such an inquiry is that Christianity, if it hopes to be powerful in any sense, will have to recover its relation to the totality of human life, eternal and temporal..
Describing what happens in Room would be a spoiler minefield, albeit one that even a glance at the IMDb cast list would reveal. But if any of those earlier names rang a bell, then you can probably fill out the stomach churning backstory in your head before the film does. Ma (Brie Larson) was kidnapped seven years prior by a deep voiced, thickly bearded presence she and Jack call Old Nick, who holds her in his windowless woodshed and rapes her regularly while Jack (Jacob Tremblay), the product of one of these rapes, hides in the wardrobe.
And now, it appears the curtain will soon come down on it.You read the recent reports in the matter of how the New York Knicks regard , who helped deliver the NCAA title to Syracuse University in 2003. You heard the stories about the standing of the Orange forever favorite son with the NBA big city bust of an NBA franchise.Well, so has Jim Boeheim. And he has his thoughts on the whole shebang.”The problem is, the Knicks want him out,” the SU coach said during a wide ranging conversation in his office on Monday afternoon.
I think the point we can take away from Exodus 32, is that there are times in our lives when God’s presence will be so powerful and palpable, that we cannot deny it is Him who is working on our behalf. But there will also be times when God seems more distant. It’s not because He has left us, it’s because there are times that He wants us to pursue Him even when we can’t see what he is doing.