‘Words of Life’ — blast email for a parish bible study on the 10 Commandments (also numbering and Luther’s catechism)

d r a f t https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3Xxhupj_6Q&list=PLFcbGPrXfjC0FA8pvDscNH6dnfNFbvXs3 Week 2 - Do Not Make an Image for Yourself Editor’s (admin’s) note: Lightly edited email sent to participants in a Sunday evening adult faith formation Zoom discussion that Debi and I are co-facilitating at our Lutheran church in Springfield, Illinois. It follows Words of Life: Jesus and the Promise of … Continue reading ‘Words of Life’ — blast email for a parish bible study on the 10 Commandments (also numbering and Luther’s catechism)

‘Words of Life’ — emails for first faith formation class on the 10 Commandments, held online due to the pandemic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WppMKwpXsQs&t=9s Editor's (admin's) note: Excerpts from emails sent to participants in a Sunday evening adult faith formation Zoom discussion that Debi and I are co-facilitating at our Lutheran church in Springfield, Illinois. It follows Words of Life: Jesus and the Promise of the Ten Commandments Today, a book with supplemental material by the Rev. Adam … Continue reading ‘Words of Life’ — emails for first faith formation class on the 10 Commandments, held online due to the pandemic

Link to Biblical Archaeology Society article on the 10 Commandments

Article by Shawna Dolansky, a religious studies professor at Carleton University in Canada who won a faculty award for "translating abstract biblical texts to digestible university-level content," has a very good overview (imho) of the 10 Commandments. In addition to  biblicalarchaeology.org, she is a frequent contributor to thetorah.com. This article, in Bible History Today, is a … Continue reading Link to Biblical Archaeology Society article on the 10 Commandments

Paraphrase of Talmudic scholar who fled the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 CE hits home in another time of apocalypse

Screen grab from my Facebook news feed, Oct. 29, 2021 Here's something that's been on my mind for quite a while now. I started writing something on it when the this meme popped up in my Facebook "memories." It's a paraphrase of a saying in the Talmud by a second-century Jewish sage whom I'd never … Continue reading Paraphrase of Talmudic scholar who fled the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 CE hits home in another time of apocalypse