Monthly Archives: April 2010

Down With Deuteronomy

I am studying Deuteronomy at the moment.  Like the kings of old I had been hand writing by personal copy of the book.  I am on chapter 20.  When I have finished the book I will resume posting.

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Numbers 35 -36

Shortly after arriving in Chicago I saw Illinois put the death penalty on hold.  In England the death penalty has been abolished for years.  It seemed to be progressive to me for America to abolish antiquated procedures that frequently killed … Continue reading

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Numbers 32-34

I am sometimes amazed at how people think of their own needs before others.  When I was growing up my parents would say, “Oh, look-after-yourself-time, is it?”  We so quickly default to making sure our own needs are met without being … Continue reading

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Numbers 31

The circumstances of the Old Testament invasion have not been repeated.  Although God does seem to have sanctioned genocide at a crucial point n the development of the faith, there is no reason why anyone would annihilate others in the name … Continue reading

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Numbers 30

At first glance it seems that a woman’s vows are subjected to a husband’s whims.  However, this chapter provides protection for a woman.  If she makes a vow and her husband annuls it her husband has to carry the burden … Continue reading

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Easter

I decided to take a break over Easter.  The break lasted a little longer than I anticipated. I thought that Jeff’s Easter talk, Doubt , was compelling.  I had heard about Anthony Flew and his adoption of theism.  I hope … Continue reading

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Numbers 28-29

It is important to have rituals in a consistent relationship.  Today we celebrated Colton’s first birthday.  He didn’t have a lot to say about it, but he is a happy and active child.  as we celebrate his birthday each year … Continue reading

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