Tag Archives: Passover

Some Thoughts On The Social Aspects Of Passover

When we look at Passover from its earliest OT observance [1] to its contemporary observance, one of the aspects that is most intriguing is the social environment of the Passover as it is discussed in the Bible.  This is all … Continue reading

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Some Practical Advice For Deleavening

[The following is the prepared text for a sermonette delivered at the United Church of God congregation in Portland, Oregon on March 17, 2018.] When it comes to deleavening and the avoidance of eating leavened bread during the Days of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Swear To God

Swear To God:  The Promise And Power Of The Sacraments, by Scott Hahn It should be noted that I have read quite a bit from this author [1], and my feelings about the author are mixed.  His writing shows, as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Consuming The Word

Consuming The Word:  The New Testament And The Eucharist In The Early Churches, by Scott Hahn My views on this book are mixed to positive.  Viewed optimistically, there is a lot that I appreciate about this book and found worthwhile.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jesus And The Jewish Roots Of The Eucharist

Jesus And The Jewish Roots Of The Eucharist:  Unlocking The Secrets Of The Last Supper, by Brant Pitre I have some deeply mixed feelings about this book, but ultimately while I found that the author’s perspective as a Catholic made … Continue reading

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If I Could Walk On Water

In 1988 Eddie Money released the single “Walk On Water.”  It became his last top ten hit to date on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and aside from a blistering guitar solo from a onetime member of his band who … Continue reading

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Yet They Ate The Passover Contrary To What Was Written

[Note:  The following is the prepared text for a sermonette given at the United Church of God in Portland on April 1, 2017.  It was also given at the Hood River congregation on March 18, 2017.] If you all don’t … Continue reading

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Where Were They Going Without Ever Knowing The Way?

At this year’s Passover, I was unfortunately more than a little discomfited by the aftereffects of the fatal lure of a root beer float to go along with dinner at a small drive-in near the location of Passover where I … Continue reading

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They Could Not Drink The Waters Of Marah, For They Were Bitter

One of the passages that I discussed with my Sabbath School yesterday was Exodus 15:22-27, which reads as follows: “So Moses brought Israel from the Red Sea; then they went out into the Wilderness of Shur. And they went three … Continue reading

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Triste Est Anima Mea Usque Ad Mortem

When I was a teenager, I got the idea in my head to write a play about the Passover, but with a twist. Set in the early 1940’s in the Pasadena area, during World War II, the play envisioned a … Continue reading

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