He went out again beside the sea, and all the crowd was coming to him, and he was teaching them.  And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him.  And as […]
Hosea 6:6 NET 6 For I delight in faithfulness, not simply in sacrifice; I delight in acknowledging God, not simply in whole burnt offerings. I’ve been learning this in an unhappily repetitive way lately. It’s come in the form of eager children and eager adults. People tend to really like to please you or really […]
Here is God, overlooking some blatant screw-ups during one of His most important holy days: Celebrated in the wrong month Celebrated by unprepared priests & Levites (should have only been priests that were clean) Celebrated by people that were unclean Celebrated by many people that weren’t even Jewish! Celebrated longer than God ever ordered it to be Celebrated in ways God never intended (with sacrifices from the king in addition to being from the people) Next time you are at church (if you know me, you know I’m the “you” in this sentence) and you want to gripe or be critical about the way things are being done, look at this hot mess in 2 Chronicles 30.
Next up was Seth Godin. I was pretty exited about hearing him for 2 main reasons: I had read some of his blog posts (confession: I haven’t finished any of his books) I heard he had 142 slides for his 30 minute presentation A lot of the stuff he said struck more an individual and […]