Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20: Ten Commandments – Rules and Regulations?

By Eric D. BarretoHow many of the Ten Commandments can you name? If you are like most Americans, the number is far below the full ten. A 2007 survey reported that most Americans could rattle off the ingredients of a Big Mac more readily than the Ten Commandments. … [Read more...]

Exodus 14:19–31: Singing Through the Sorrow

By Barbara Kay LundbladWhat is the text for this Sunday, September 11?  The minister may read a text from the Bible but many people will be hearing other texts that aren’t in the book: the reading of names, the melancholy drone of bagpipes, a final goodbye left on an answering machine. Some of us may return to scripture verses read ten years ago – Lamentations’ poignant picture of the lonely city that once was full of people or the psalmist’s assurance: “God is in the midst of the city; it sh … [Read more...]