Tag Archives: the book of Numbers

What the 5 Daughters of Zelophehad Reveals about our Narrative of Progressive Liberation and the Mission of God

“The Bible is against Women, Especially the Old Testament” This is something I regularly hear either spoken outright or intimated. “women were treated as property, not persons” “women were not free to express themselves, their desires, needs or rights” “women … Continue reading

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Foist the Leader and Save the People

Telling Instincts When we are in trouble and look for help we look for it in predictable places. We need more money to pay a debt or to fix a problem We need better connections (human or divine) to get … Continue reading

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The Plight of Jesus our Victim at the Hands of Religious Consumers

What Do You Do When You Face an Existential Threat? At a pastoral retreat a number of years ago a group of pastors discussed what it would take to spark a broad revival of Christian faith. One pastor answered “an … Continue reading

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Moses’ Caitlyn Jenner Moment

A Judgment Against Moses Numbers 20:1–13 (NET) 1 Then the entire community of Israel entered the wilderness of Zin in the first month, and the people stayed in Kadesh. Miriam died and was buried there. 2 And there was no … Continue reading

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Moses’ Disobedience at Meribah

Got Answers: 1. violated a command, 2. took credit for the water 3. public disobedience Stackexchange: 1. Moses didn’t trust 2. Moses rejected God and tried to take control 3. Moses was violent 4. Moses usurped God’s place 4. 1 … Continue reading

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Has Lent Become an Individual-Trinket-Lifestyle-Accessory?

Rediscovering Lent I don’t believe I heard the word “Lent” until I was in college. Christmas I knew. Easter I knew, but not Lent. I don’t remember seeing kids with ashes smeared on their foreheads in the late winter or spring … Continue reading

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Does God Talk To Katy Perry?

No “God Talk” Please I completely understand the reason the secular west attempts to exclude “god talk” from public conversation. “God talk” is problematic. Katy Perry was raised in a Pentecostal Christian home, loves speaking in tongues and sees her spirituality … Continue reading

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Will Bruce Jenner’s Search from Women to Womanhood Finally End His Quests of Desire?

The Golden Life of Bruce Jenner If you visit the supermarket check out this week you’ll see the new shocking chapter of Bruce Jenner’s life. The rumors are confirmed that he is “transitioning into a Woman“. Having not kept up … Continue reading

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Seeking God’s Will Does Not Eliminate Our Choices, but rather can through Gratitude Turn them to Glory

The Sons of Marcus Sekkel Marcus Sekkel, a Jew, was born in 1719. He was born in Loppersum in the province of Groningen and married Leentje Heimans. They had four children, two boys and two girls. The girls kept the Marcus … Continue reading

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Why Bless A Dying Generation

Putting the Name on Them Almost every Sunday I end the worship service with the same words. Numbers 6:24–26 (NIV) 24 “ ‘ “The Lord bless you and keep you; 25 the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious … Continue reading

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