Pastor Note #43 — Blood on the Pew (A day in March 2000)

It was Tuesday noontime.  I had gone into the big, dark Romanesque sanctuary of my church in downtown Columbus, Ohio for a weekly prayer meeting with a handful or so of people, mostly not members of my congregation but rather folks who worked downtown and constituted part of my weekday ancillary congregation. As I sat … Continue reading Pastor Note #43 — Blood on the Pew (A day in March 2000)

Bible Notes #4 — Leviticus 21 & 22

Leviticus 21 & 22 In these two chapters, the strict holiness regulations are set down for the  priests.  I am struck especially by the regulations in chapter 22 concerning touching people who are unclean and thus being rendered unclean oneself.  I immediately thought of Jesus and the numerous times we hear of his touching people … Continue reading Bible Notes #4 — Leviticus 21 & 22