by Nadia Bolz-Weber
Epistle Reading: Hebrews 4:12-16
For Sunday, October 14, 2012 Year B—Ordinary 28
Lutherans don’t show up to church carrying their Bibles. At first I thought this was weird because in the fundamentalist church in which I was raised, we brought our Bibles to church, boy howdy!
As a matter of fact, if you were a particularly righteous woman, you might carry your Bible in a quaintly quilted Bible cover with a lacy handle – not unlike a Laura Ingles Wilder handbag. I remember my father’s Bible being clothed in a zippable leather cover complete with an inlay of a sword on the front. When we’d be late for church and my Dad couldn’t find his Bible, he’d yell “Has anyone seen my sword?” [Read more...]