Ancient History, History, Theology

Holy Cow!

That Flirtation with Monotheism in Egypt Djhutmose was the perfect son and heir. He was a priest of Ptah and a philanthropist who even had a limestone sarcophagus made for the body of his embalmed cat Ta-miu.When he died suddenly, his father Amāna-ḥāpta (Amenhotep III) had his sarcophagus inscribed with the phrase mꜣꜥ ḫrw (maa-kheru - literally "the true… Continue reading Holy Cow!

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Ancient History, History, Reading, Theology

Reading the Exodus and Wanderings

While our congregation is reading through Exous, Leviticus and Numbers, I thought I would add some daily notes of things that caught my imagination. Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me,… Continue reading Reading the Exodus and Wanderings

Ancient History, General, History

God’s Presence

Something occurred to me last night as we were reading the Exodus story as a family. For some reason I never noticed this before, but it was tremendous. In Exodus 12, YHWH comes down into the midst of Egypt and he slays the firstborn of every household in the land, both Jew and Egyptian. In… Continue reading God’s Presence

Church, Cross Posts, Theology

Christian Ministry and Idolatry

This morning, I am reposting an entry from back in February 2009. Back then, the church I mention - Next Level Church - was in its infancy. Since then, NLC has grown to several locations. This was months before we began the merger process that produced Bedford Road Baptist Church, and I was the pastor of one of our… Continue reading Christian Ministry and Idolatry