Ritual And Community

The Passover was a meal to be observed in community.  Although it was originally taken as a household, everyone did it at the same time and in the same time (Exodus 12:46-47,6,8).  Later when Israel had settled in the land, everyone journeyed to Jerusalem in order to celebrate it as a nation (Deuteronomy 16:1-7). It was aContinue reading “Ritual And Community”

Known but to God

Maude Brown writes that in the spring of 1862, when Confederate General Albert Sydney Johnson led his forces out of Corinth and into Tennessee to launch a sneak attack on Grant’s forces at Shiloh, he had 500 coffins made. The good general was unduly optimistic in regard to the number of casualties his Army ofContinue reading “Known but to God”

A Taste of Greece

Here are my top ten impressions of Greece from our trip during the summer of 2011. Needless to say, they are just those of one person, based on anecdotal, non-scientific research, and they cannot be used against me in a court of law. 10. The land is quite picturesque with its rugged hills, small mountains, andContinue reading “A Taste of Greece”