Category Archives: Torah

A Lot of Trouble

Aside from Jesus, which biblical character do you think of when you hear the word ‘obedient’? Plenty of names probably come to mind, but I’m fairly certain that near the top of this list for most people is an Old … Continue reading

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Perfect: Is that All?

Bless me, reader(s), for I have sinned: it has been more than two months since my last blog post. I suspect that few of you are particularly upset by the long dearth of content – surely there are other places … Continue reading

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Wednesday Thursday Friday? (Part 1)

My 17-year-old daughter doesn’t spend a lot of time in the church these days, but she still has a favorite Bible passage: 2 Kings 2:23-24: From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some … Continue reading

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The R-Word Part 2

Last time, we began exploring occurrences of the word ‘remember’ in the Bible: God remembering us, us remembering God and God’s promises, us remembering the past and remembering each other in our prayers. And then we came across a few … Continue reading

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In Want

If you know five passages of the Bible, chances are that Psalm 23 is one of them. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want… That’s how this iconic praise poem begins in the King James Version of the … Continue reading

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The (Other) S-Word, Part 9: Holy Hitchhiker

I know I’ve promised to spend some time on Pentecost in this series, and we will get there. But for today, let’s jump ahead a bit to one of my favorite stories in the entire Book of Acts: Philip and … Continue reading

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The (Other) S-Word, Part 4: Double OT

The (Other) S-Word appears a lot more in the New Testament than the Old, but there’s easily enough Spirit-related material in just the Old Testament to fill a whole book. I barely scratched the surface in Part 3 of this … Continue reading

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The (Other) S-Word, Part 3: Going into OT

As I said in Part 1 of this series, while the Holy Spirit came to stay at Pentecost, He’s been involved in the biblical narrative and the lives of human beings since Day 1 – literally. Having said that, there’s … Continue reading

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Korah the Clod, Part 2

Yesterday, we explored the story of Korah as told in Numbers 16. It’s a pretty dark cautionary tale about not getting too big for one’s britches, and being content with your lot in life. Just the warm, fuzzy message you were … Continue reading

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Korah the Clod, Part 1

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that Balaam is described in the Bible as a villain along with other Old Testament antagonists, and then dropped two names on you. One was probably familiar, the other maybe not so much. Cain … Continue reading

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