Bearing God's Name

If I’m right about how to count the commands and what the first two are saying, then we begin with the two weightiest commands—the ones that set the stage for all the others. Stated positively, they say: 1. Worship only Yahweh. 2. Represent him well. Together they echo Yahweh’s declaration to the descendants of Jacob in Egypt repeated so often through the Old Testament, especially by the prophets: “I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God” (Exodus 6:7).

Carmen Joy Imes, Bearing God’s Name: Why Sinai Still Matters, pg. 52

It was good to re-read #LDS sociologist Armand Mauss’ Alternate Voices. It’s interesting to think it was published the same year the World Wide Web was invented, and how much that has changed things.

Andy Crouch on the three callings of a Christian