Tag Archives: book of Leviticus

How the Death-to-Life Factory Became Obsolete

  Ebola and the Day of Atonement I can’t help but think about Ebola when I read Leviticus 16. Aaron, after the death of his sons, must follow exacting steps with respect to his clothing and procedures so as to … Continue reading

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The Killing Fire of God

Texts That Give God A Bad Name The occasion was the consecration of the Hebrew priests and the tabernacle. Moses had followed God’s commands (Rules for sacrifices are found in Leviticus 1-7) in consecrating Aaron and his sons (chapters 8 … Continue reading

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How Jesus Invites us to be Religious and not Merely Spiritual

Spiritual but Not Religious “Spiritual but not religious” has become the go-to posture for many Californians today. It’s a very appealing idea, one embraced by celebrities of many stripes. Popular musicians like Bono work through spiritual and even Christian images … Continue reading

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Do We Build Wonders for Rain or Wonders for Glory?

Wonder Building If we were to build the Great Pyramid of Giza today one study suggests it would cost roughly 5 billion dollars. They believe it took nearly 20 years to build and required 4,000 workers to complete it. Estimates … Continue reading

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How Yhwh Talks to the Elephant in Leviticus

Be Holy The thesis statement of the book of Leviticus is found in chapter 19: “Be holy, because I the LORD your God am holy.” If you were to drop this command onto a common Californian living in 2014  questions would … Continue reading

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What A Man Peeing on My Neighbor’s House Taught Me about America’s Ability to Learn God’s Holiness

Anger, Disgust, Outrage So I’m driving out of the church parking lot in a rush to play taxi for my children and I see a guy standing with his back to me in that little space between the fence, the … Continue reading

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Tim Keller: “Our Call: Holy Living”

Notes I’m taking on Tim Keller’s sermon “Our Call: Holy Living” from 1 Peter 1:13-16 preached on May 18,2014 Becoming a Christian doesn’t mean just “turning over a new leaf”, but Jesus Christ’s resurrection power comes into our lives. That’s … Continue reading

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