Tuck’s Blog

The Leviticus Effect

I made an offhand comment a couple of weeks ago that “Leviticus is where daily Bible reading plans go to die!” We can get bogged down in the details of the sacrifices and ritual codes that we give up on our reading.  Lynn told me the other day, “Lay off Leviticus; I like Leviticus.” OK,…

Strange Fire / Strange Story

Our reading today from Leviticus 10 is undoubtedly the best known part of Leviticus for those who grew up “in the church.”  This story of Nadab and Abihu was one reason why I saw myself growing up as different from members of other Christian groups. Nadab and Abihu offered the unauthorized sacrifice of “strange fire” before God and were…

Super Tuesday

Virginia was one of those states that held primaries or caucuses on that multi-primary event called “Super Tuesday.”  Except it didn’t seem all that super, did it?  Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump now seem well on their way to an inevitable meeting in November as the nominees of their parties.  OK, maybe that isn’t necessarily…

Legal Technicality

We’ve now started our favorite part of our Old Testament reading— the legal fine print.  The ending of Exodus reminds us that Leviticus is coming… where daily Bible reading plans go to die.  Some people thoroughly enjoy sifting through intricate detail and minute instruction of this legal material of the Old Testament.  But many have…