Bibles & Beer
Bibles & Beer 02.13: What Not to Say to a Burning Bush
Well, hello, hello, hello, hello, hello, everyone. I’m so glad that every one of you can join us tonight. It is time yet again for another update, a twist on the Wednesday night Bible study that you may have grown up with today. Reverend Dr David Breeden will offer readings from the Hebrew and Christian scriptures that make up the Bible. We’ll cover some of the Christian basics and explore the Bible’s themes, contradictions and curiosities. Tonight, we got to get all theological as we start to understand the concept of God as Brown and we see the burning bush. So tell me more, David. What are we talking about tonight?Well, I mean, speaking of flames, I have left my saint Kurt Vonnegut Candle, a secular saint and president of the American Humanist Association, humanist of the year, great novelist and quite the spokesperson for humanism for many years. So Saint Kurt here. So we got a little flame going on. Also, it is Passover season for our Jewish friends. It will be extending from last weekend until April the 4th. And therefore it’s going to be Bibles and vino tonight just to celebrate the Passover season. This is Boggle, a Californian wine that’s voted one of the best in the country and one of my wife’s favorites. And hey, for the price point, as they say, it’s good. So there you go. We will we will drink a little libation to Moses and the burning bush tonight. So that’s the idea.Definitely. Definitely. Definitely. I’m so glad that you brought up Kurt Vonnegut. You’ve been talking about him a lot in coffee and wisdom this week.Yep, yep, yep. Kurt Vonnegut was a real deep thinker and one of the one of the great saints. As I say, you know, people really listen to him because of his. He had his authorial voice. He was a New York Times best selling author. And humanists don’t get into the limelight all that often, shall we say. But he was one that kind of crossed over into a larger popularity and really served as a great spokesman for humanism when he was alive,That he outlined the theology for humanism.You know, one of his brilliant what he is brilliant things was his tracing of a kind of a sci fi science fiction world, but it’s always a little absurd. He he created a science fiction fiction writer as a character, Kilgore Trout. And Kilgore is not the best science fiction writer in America, but he tries very hard, so.Yeah. Well, I guess it’s enough about humanism theology. I think it’s about time we talk about Jewish and Jewish philosophy and theology. I was a little bit about more about God and a burning bush.All right. Well, one of the interesting things about the third chapter of Exodus, which is we will be looking at tonight, is that it’s one of the few places in Hebrew scripture where we get painfully close to actually talking theology. One of the things about Hebrew scripture is it’s mostly stories, it’s history, and it’s God always interaction with the Hebrew people. But that’s what it is. It’s interaction in history. It’s not about where God is, how God is or any of those things. Now, there are reasons for that because of the vast time scale we’re looking at in terms of human history. But there’s also great care not doing that. But tonight, we’re going to look at the one place where that kind of gets close. So it’s all to do.Let’s throw this on up here.All right. Let’s get on it then. Yeah. All right, what not to say to a burning bush and this is the third chapter of Exit is so just a real quick little recap, a C often knee is when a manifestation of the divine meets up with a human being. There are a few things affinis in Hebrew scripture and some in Christian scripture as well.