July 7 – Audacious Words

Fireworks

This week the United States of America celebrates the audacity of a few people to dare to bring forth on this continent a new nation "deriving its just powers from the consent of the governed ... to effect their safety and happiness." (Declaration of Independence, July 1776) The Old Testament lesson for this Sunday begins… Continue reading July 7 – Audacious Words

June 30 – Thunder and Silence

How does God speak to us? At Mount Horeb Elijah did not hear God in a storm, nor in an earthquake, nor in a fire, but in the sound of sheer silence. When Elijah needed food and drink in the desert, did God use the messenger sent by Jezebel to kill Elijah? He could have… Continue reading June 30 – Thunder and Silence

June 23 – God Answers

Elijah's battle with the prophets of Baal would make for great television scene. One despised troublemaker against 450 popular preachers. This ancient battle was over who gets to determine the truth. Alas, even divine fireworks were not enough to finally end this argument. Today we call this battle Church and State. I will have more… Continue reading June 23 – God Answers