Bible

Covenant Care in the Wilderness

Exodus 15:1-17:7 By Wesley Hill Growing up in church, I would sometimes encounter preachers trying to help us get a fresh angle of vision on Jesus’ famous parable in Luke 15 by saying, “This parable really ... Read More...

Exodus and Tiramisu

Exodus 12:33-14:31 By Amber Noel This section of Exodus reminds me irresistibly of tiramisu. Or perhaps lasagna. No — let’s stick with tiramisu. Starting with chapter 12, the text alternates between energy-... Read More...

Judging Like a Christian

By Bryan Owen Do not judge, so that you may not be judged — Matthew 7:1 These words of Jesus are sometimes quoted to undermine attempts to name other people's behavior as morally wrong and sinful. "Who are y... Read More...

Remembrance: God’s Promises

Exodus 10:11—12:32 By Charlie Clauss This past September 11 was the 20th anniversary of the attacks that ended with the twin towers of the World Trade Center lying in ruins, a large hole in the outer ring o... Read More...

The Pharaoh Within

Exodus 5-7 By Neil Dhingra Exodus 5-7 may seem like the beginning of a straightforward account of God defeating Pharaoh, as God is God and Pharaoh is not. That account would be familiar and even a neat reve... Read More...

Go Down, Moses

Exodus 1-5 By Brandt Montgomery Exodus 1:1-14 — A “Crossover” from Genesis I have been a fan of the Law & Order television franchise for as long as I can remember. There was recently a two-hour “crossove... Read More...

What Child (Youth) Is This, Indeed?

Jesus’s first sermon in the Temple (Luke 2:41-52) By Jean McCurdy Meade The shepherds have returned to the fields and their flocks. When the child is eight days old, his parents bring him to be circumcised,... Read More...