Archive for "June, 2011"
Although the public thought Prince William and Princess Kate Middleton left for their honeymoon immediately after the wedding, instead they took a weekend vacation in Great Britain.
At Mount Sinai, God revealed the divine intention to create out of Israel “a priestly kingdom and a holy nation” (v. 6).
Certainly the single most important passage in the Book of Exodus is the dramatic and graphic account of the theophany on Sinai/Horeb.
There have been mainly three kinds [of "holy men and women"]: the miracle maker, the shaman, and the priest.
Shelly Samson was a mother of three from Michigan who died this past spring. The cause of death was an accidental drowning, most likely from a seizure.
The call of Abram to become a blessing to the nations is foundational to the self-understanding of those who look to him as the “father” of the faithful.
12:1-4. Abraham’s call. Yahweh’s summons to Abraham to go…to the land that I will show you (v. 1), with its attendant promise of becoming a great nation, and the promise of blessing to fall upon Abraham and all the families of the earth (vv. 2-3) marks a pivotal point for the entire narrative in Genesis.
The term “blessing” has two basic meanings in biblical contexts. In one meaning it is a form of prayer of adoration and praise of God, “Blessed be the Lord.”