A Righteous and Honorable Pain

O'Neil, Henry Nelson, 1817-1880; The Trial of Queen Catherine of Aragon
The Trial of Queen Catherine of Aragon, Henry Nelson O’Neil, Birmingham Museums Trust, Birmingham, UK.  

The righteous heroes of the Bible seem to be at least as flawed as all of us ordinary people. So why are they considered righteous?

Genesis 28:10-32:2; Hosea 12:12-14:9; Matthew 5:1-12, 19:8-9

Click here to listen to the podcast: A Righteous and Honorable Pain

Click here to download the transcript: A Righteous and Honorable Pain.pdf

Music: “Greensleeves,” The King’s Singers, Greensleeves – Music from the Court of King Henry VIII, Chester Records 2009.

Evil Twins

BFB211106 Crossover Kira
Nana Visitor as Major Kira Nerys (L) and Intendant Kira (R), her villainous alternate self in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Crossover.” Photo via Star Trek Facebook page, from “Cadet Training: ‘Crossover,'” Jay Stobie, startrek.com, February 18, 2019 .

We disapprove of evil people because they do things that are evil. Does that mean we disapprove of ourselves when we do the same kind of evil things?

Genesis 25:19-28:9; Malachi 1:1-2:7; Matthew 11:12; Romans 7:7-25, 9:10-13

Click here to listen to the podcast: Evil Twins

Click here to download the transcript: Evil Twins.pdf

Music: “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” Dennis McCarthy, City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, 100 Greatest TV Themes (The Ultimate Television Themes Collection), Silva Screen 2002.

Weekly Bible Reading for November 7-13: Vayetze (And He Went Out)

This coming week, November 7-13 (3-9 Kislev 5782), the Bible reading plan covers the portion Vayetze (And He Went Out).

07 Nov Genesis 28:10-22 1 Samuel 2:12-3:21 Matthew 21:1-22 Psalm 22:1-11
08 Nov Genesis 29:1-17 1 Samuel 4:1-6:21 Matthew 21:23-46 Psalm 22:12-21
09 Nov Genesis 29:18-30:13 1 Samuel 7:1-8:22 Matthew 22:1-22 Psalm 22:22-31
10 Nov Genesis 30:14-27 1 Samuel 9:1-10:8 Matthew 22:23-46 Psalm 23:1-6
11 Nov Genesis 30:28-31:16 1 Samuel 10:9-11:15 Matthew 23:1-22 Psalm 24:1-10
12 Nov Genesis 31:17-42 1 Samuel 12:1-13:14 Matthew 23:23-39 Psalm 25:1-11
13 Nov Genesis 31:43-32:2 Hosea 12:12-14:9 Matthew 24:1-14 Psalm 25:12-22

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2021-22 (Hebrew year 5782) is available at this link:

Weekly Bible Reading for November 22-28 2020: Vayetze (And He Went Out)

This coming week, November 22-28 (6-12 Kislev), the Bible reading plan covers the following portions.

Vayetze (And He Went Out)

22 Nov Genesis 28:10-22 1 Samuel 13:1-14:23 Matthew 25:1-30 Psalm 25:12-22
23 Nov Genesis 29:1-17 1 Samuel 14:24-15:11 Matthew 25:31-46 Proverbs 5:1-6
24 Nov Genesis 29:18-30:13 1 Samuel 15:12-16:23 Matthew 26:1-25 Proverbs 5:7-14
25 Nov Genesis 30:14-27 1 Samuel 17:1-58 Matthew 26:26-50 Proverbs 5:15-23
26 Nov Genesis 30:28-31:16 1 Samuel 18:1-19:24 Matthew 26:51-75 Psalm 26:1-12
27 Nov Genesis 31:17-42 1 Samuel 20:1-42 Matthew 27:1-23 Psalm 27:1-14
28 Nov Genesis 31:43-32:2 Hosea 12:12-14:9 Matthew 27:24-44 Psalm 28:1-9

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2020-21 (Hebrew year 5781) is available at this link:

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