The Key of David

The book of Revelation has fascinated and bewildered readers since it was written. Among the scriptures, it is perhaps unrivaled in its use of images, symbols, and prophetic theater. Yet nearly all the images, symbols, and dramatic events in Revelation can be found elsewhere in scripture. Revelation isn’t unique as far as its content goes….

NO FAIR!!

On my home from work, I drive past the reader board of a local church.  This week, the reader board says, “May Justice and Peace Ring Out!”  Justice is quite the buzz-word these days.  In popular usage, it means things are “fair”: Everyone enjoys the same opportunities, advantages, and success.  The playing field is level,…

Trumpets

On the first day of the seventh month, the Israelites were to “have a day of rest, a sacred assembly commemorated with trumpet blasts” (Lev. 23:24). The purpose of this commemoration isn’t entirely clear. Unlike the preceding feasts, Trumpets isn’t associated with the history of the exodus or with Israel’s agricultural seasons. Other than instructions about…

Do This in Memory of Me

Memorial Day is a time each year when Americans remember those who have died while serving their country in the military.  It is a time of reflecting on the ultimate sacrifice some have made to ensure the prosperity and safety of others.  Since Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May, it results…