Do you think if the Israelite men knew they were going to get circumcised upon crossing the river they still would have done it? I don’t know. I’m just asking. Geez! Well, apparently this generation of Israel was not so hot on cutting off their sons’ foreskins because none of them are circumcised. And we … Continue reading →
Confession: I was wrong. I take back what I said yesterday about the limited amount of space given to the crossing of the Jordan. Joshua 4 actually gives a lot of airtime to the ceremony following the crossing. My bad. I spoke too soon. The New Moses Remember what Moses’ name meant? “Out of the … Continue reading →
Confession: I read the last line of this chapter before reading the rest of it. I never do that! Endings are sacred to me. If you ever tell me the ending of a book or a movie I haven’t read or seen so help me I will . . . Woah, sorry, I got a … Continue reading →
So last week my church gave me the opportunity to preach. I chose to speak on something I have been learning on the blog: The importance of story.
Both our own story and the story of God.
So if you have 40 minutes today, why don’t give it a listen you and tell me what you think? The message is the first or second one on the page and you can listen or watch in whatever format works best for you.
I can’t figure out how to make it a better link than to the “messages page” when I link right to the media player, it doesn’t work on my computer. Any tech people out there what to give me a hand? Thanks!
Does it surprise anyone else that God would create a system he knows can be abused? That he would create laws that are dependent not only on peoples’ obedience, but aligning their internal value system to reflect the spirit of those laws? It surprises me. Maybe it has been there the whole time and I … Continue reading →
Is it just me or does Moses have a bit of a memory problem? This is becoming a pattern. Maybe we should be concerned. See, a few chapters back he told us that the idea for spying out the land came not from God, but from some of the people and he agreed to it. … Continue reading →
Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are … Continue reading →
Here’s the deal, Deuteronomy has some long chapters. And it would be one thing if those chapters were full of boring stuff. But chapter 4 was so rich! Every sentence seemed to give me a ton of things to think about and lots of ideas of what I could write about. So I am going … Continue reading →
“All of this has happened before. And it will all happen again.” – Everyone on “Battlestar Galactica.” Is it possible that one random chapter of Leviticus is actually the key to understanding the entire narrative of the people of Israel? I’m gonna go ahead and say . . . maybe. Again, I’m no Bible scholar, … Continue reading →