This week, I’m starting a new series from the Hebrew Bible (what many refer to as the “Old Testament”). I’ve long been fascinated with the poetry, imagery, and intensity of the prophets, and especially intrigued with the minor prophets–maybe because the only place I ever heard teaching on all twelve books was in the Bible study I used to be a part of.
I’m pretty much in the middle of Genesis and I’m starting in on the Acts of the Apostles–lots of people I know are studying that book right now, and it seems like a good idea to sort of be together in that with them. So! I am going to catch up with the series I’veContinue reading “New Schedule”
A human figure begins to form in the dust, first a small mound, and then the contours of a face and body appear. God’s invisible hands draw arms, and legs, the wet mist making the dust stick together, until a whole person lies there, still and lifeless. Suddenly, a great wind picks up – God’s breath – churning the dust into immense, whirling sails, electricity crackling in the air. The form’s nostrils fill; it lives!
I delight in your commands because I love them.I reach out for your commands, which I love,that I may meditate on your decrees. Psalm 119:45-48 A singer’s bread and butter are the church jobs. My dad sang at temple on Friday nights and Saturday mornings, and he sang at church on Sunday mornings. We wereContinue reading “Loving God, Loving God’s words”
Tel Megiddo, Israel today