Actually the Right Asaph – Nehemiah 12 [Totally Hip Gratitude]

Good news, everyone. You remember Thursday’s tangent of identifying various Asaphs and not really talking about thankfulness at all? Today that tangent pays off. What a serendipitous development!

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Isaiah 56 (contd.) – Pierced Through

Welcome back to Isaiah 56. Yesterday, I found plenty to say about the first verse alone (and, for that matter, the exigencies of drafting a blog post in the Chicago O’Hare Airport without a laptop). Today we’re digging into the meat of the chapter, which concerns foreigners and eunuchs and how they relate to Israel, God’s chosen people. The Sabbath, as we’ve seen, is also an important element, so let’s check it out.