A long time afterward, when the LORD had given rest to Israel from all their enemies all around . . . Every so often strange coincidences make you pause. You wonder to yourself, “did that really just happen? Did I really just read that?” Yes, I did. These are the first words of Joshua 23 … Continue reading
Have you ever heard the story of the giant altar that saved Israel from civil war? No? Neither had I. Until today. Why, oh why does no one preach on this?!? Seriously! This story is up there with Zelophehad’s Daughters and the stories of the Inclusive God in Numbers. I loved it! And we have … Continue reading
When in the future your child asks you, “What does this mean?” you shall answer, “By strength of hand the Lord brought us out of Egypt, from the house of slavery. – Exodus 13:14 God and Moses are adamant that the people remember their story. They should be able to explain it to their children. … Continue reading
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About halfway through Genesis I decided I needed to do something to celebrate the completion of the book; something that would be fitting given what I read. I asked some people for suggestions and had some really creative responses. But at the last minute, inspiration struck and I knew what I was going to do. … Continue reading