God Beyond All Relationships and Agendas: Exodus 24:12-18

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By Walter Brueggemann Exodus 19-24 enacts an agreement of mutual fidelity between YHWH and Israel. That covenant consists in two major parts: YHWH’s commands set the requirement of covenant in the form of the Ten Commandments (20:1-17), and Israel pledges allegiance to the covenant through obedience to YHWH’s commandments (24:3, 7). This enactment creates a relationship in which the defining dynamic is one of “command-obey,” with the understanding that Israel’s obedience will result … [Read more...]

1 Samuel 3:1-20: Prayerful Listening, Prophetic Proclaiming

By Luke A. Powery This upcoming weekend leads into the day which celebrates the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Dr. King was a preacher, pastor, and civil rights activist. When people remember Dr. King, one of the first things they may think of is his “I Have a Dream” speech delivered before the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963 for the March on Washington, D.C. for Civil Rights. He was a gifted orator rooted in the black church tradition. But he was so much more than an … [Read more...]


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