Pledging Allegiance

Pledging Allegiance  Robert Hoch Exodus 20 1 Peter 2:9 Do you think our scripture from the book of Exodus, the Ten Commandments (which is sometimes called the Decalogue) is a “pledge-of-allegiance” sort of text? A place your right hand over your heart kind of text? It might be. It doesn’t seem to countenance much in […]

Rock Formations

  Rock Formations Robert P. Hoch Exodus 17:1-7 Hebrews 11:1-3 Our narrator tells us that there, in a place called Rephidim, the people thirsted. Wilderness surrounded them — and it wasn’t the wilderness you might find on a postcard or in an Ansel Adams photograph. My mother lived through the earthquake of 1964 in Alaska.It […]