Moses is mad. God is mad. Moses changes God’s mind, and then his face glows. God takes a time out.
Israel breaks their marriage vows almost immediately. Why? And what can we learn about waiting for God?
The remaining instructions for the tabernacle involve the priestly garments, the priests’ installation and a few other random bits. It all concludes with a Sabbath commandment.
We explore the Outer Court, then ask how the tabernacle functioned for Israel throughout their history. What happens to the tabernacle in the New Testament? And why does it still matter today?
The Tabernacle is the climax of the Exodus story. We explore the first two spaces – the Holy of Holies and the Holy place. What are these spaces, and why do they still matter today?
We finish the book of the Covenant. Given that many of these laws seem so archaic, how do we embody the spirit of these laws in our modern churches?
We enter the book of the Covenant. What are these legal codes? Plus, how the people respond to God, why priests have to wear underwear, and a confrontation of slavery in the Scriptures.
What does it mean to covet? How is coveting tied to dissatisfaction, and why is this the capstone command? Plus: how humility and poverty are antidotes to this sin.
For Bible BitesIn a world of alternative facts, how do Christians bear faithful and true witness? We explore the implications of the 9th commandment for personal holiness, communal life and participation in our global reality.
There are many kinds of theft. How can the church stand against all of them?