Category Archives: Here and Now

Here and Now: Remember

​There is much more in the Old Testament that can help us live in the present moment, but we must move on if this series is to be contained within our yearlong time frame.  One final look at here-and-now living … Continue reading

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Here and Now: Prophetic Particularity

​We near the end of our brief exploration of the Hebrew Scriptures by pointing to the prophets as longstanding examples of those who saw and proclaimed the here-and-now life.  Beginning with Moses in Exodus 3, and running through the biblical … Continue reading

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Here and Now: Ever-Present Shepherd

​For many people, the 23rd psalm is the high-water mark in the Old Testament.  Its esteem is warranted for many reasons.  But one is that it roots life in the present moment.  The verbs are present tense.  David’s experience of … Continue reading

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Here and Now: Choices

​We have explored the basic contours of here-and-now living to recognize that each moment comes as a choice.  The present moment leaves it up to us as to how will live it.  An old saying captures this reality, “God votes … Continue reading

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Here and Now: Sabbath

​Sabbath-keeping is a sign we are living a here-and-now life.  But to see this, we must not view the Sabbath as one day in seven separated and isolated from the other six. Jesus pointed to the right view of sabbath … Continue reading

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Here and Now: Covenant

The Covenant is the all-encompassing word to describe how our relationship with God is processed in the daily round of ordinary living.  The Law is meticulously detailed, to say nothing of the midrash which expounded upon it in even greater … Continue reading

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Here and Now: I AM

​In Moses’ encounter with God at the burning bush, we get the greatest revelation into the here-and -now life.  It is the name of God given to Moses: I AM (Exodus 3:14).  While likely referring to the aspect of God’s … Continue reading

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