The temptations to skip church on Sunday morning are many, from sleeping in to getting an early start on mowing the lawn
It's well known that Christianity sprang from a Jewish context. While there may be controversy about Jesus' Judaism vs. the traditional Judaism of the Sanhedrin, the ruling body of Judaism in the first century, there's no doubt that Jesus, his family, and followers were practicing Jews, as recorded in the New Testament.
When I'm online, I don't often spend much time in depth of discernment or in prayer. When I'm online, especially on Facebook and when reading responses to blogs and articles, I find that most people are reactionary rather than thoughtful.
We're both powerfully drawn to the idea of a day of rest, particularly in an age when it seems increasingly unlikely that we can power down or ever power off. We spoke about our different ways of observing the Sabbath and what it has come to mean to us personally and to our families.
God is the Ground and Source of our being, and at the end of each creative work, God said, "That's good." Striking against the ancient view that order is achieved through violence and domination, the God of the Hebrews creates and orders the cosmos simply and powerfully by his word.
"I find my thoughts drifting to the Sabbath, the day of rest, the seventh day of the week, and perhaps the seventh day of one’s life as well."
JERUSALEM (RNS) As the bodies of seven children from an Orthodox Jewish family were buried in Israel on Monday (March 23