Exodus 3:1-5 “What’s in a Name?”

[I want to preface our hearing of the Scripture today with some clarifying remarks. As many of you know, the personal name for God in the Hebrew Scriptures is Yahweh. That was the covenantal name revealed to Israel and cherished by God’s people. By the time of Jesus, this name… Continue reading

Matthew 6:34 “One Very Small Thing”

Some years ago Elizabeth O’Connor, author and staff member of the Church of the Savior in Washington, D.C., introduced me to the life and diaries of a most remarkable woman. Her name was Etty Hillesum and she wrote her diaries during the years of 1941-1943. She was Jewish living in… Continue reading