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The Grace of Leviticus 27 for Foolish, Desperate God Bargainers

When I told a member of the church what I was preaching on this week she immediately thought of a scene in a Burt Reynold’s movie from 1978 called “The End”. With the help of Google I discovered that this … Continue reading

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Levitical Blessings and Curses in a Skeptical Age

It’s Time for Leviticus to Offend the Cultural Right In our journey through Leviticus we have highlighted a number of issues that those on the skeptical side of our culture take issue with. God doesn’t want Israel to eat shell … Continue reading

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The Happy Threat of Jubilee

A Reprieve From the Strange and Offensive Our journey through Leviticus for many has been a tour of the strange and offensive. We had laws about what to eat and what not to eat, menstruating women, skin disorders, and a … Continue reading

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Leviticus 18: When Is Sex Not Just About Sex? All the Time

It’s Easier to De-Sex the World than to De-God It After reading yet another diatribe about the evil and harm that religion has done to humanity I decided to write (and not publish) a ranty blog post about how human sexuality … Continue reading

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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 Disturbing Witness of Voluntary Christian Suffering

Right to Die On CNN Brittany Maynard wrote a piece about her choice to die at 29 by her own hand because of her incurable brain cancer. I saw this story being posted by different friends on Facebook. My atheist friends were … Continue reading

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Why Didn’t God Give Israel Tampons and Toilets?

And God Thundered from Sinai “Wash thine hands!”  While Senator Lindsey Graham is afraid ISIS will kill us all at home, I think many Americans are more concerned about the infectious threats of Ebola and Enterovirus D68. In a conversation with … 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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