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Shake, Rattle and Roll Ezekiel 37:1-14

Shake, Rattle and Roll

The rattling of bones in a valley teach us that God can bring new life to whatever is dusty, dry and dead.

At a Glance

"Shake, rattle and roll." It's a roller coaster, a wrestling move and a rock 'n' roll event. Where does this phrase come from? Turns out, it's 60 years old, a rock 'n' roll hit from 1954. When we ran across this tidbit of news, we immediately thought of some shaking, rattling and rolling in the ancient prophet's vision of a valley of dry bones.

Editors' Pick

For material based on the gospel text, see "High-Ceiling Thinking," March 9, 2008, at

In Denver, Colorado, you can Shake, Rattle and Roll.

Not on a dance floor.

On a giant swing. It's a thrill ride at the Elitch Gardens theme park, one that will turn you upside down, around and around. And if it doesn't shake or rattle you enough, you can always move on to the Tower of Doom, the Mind Eraser or, if you are a snowboarder, the Half Pipe ride.

Says one reviewer, "Freaking awesome."

Of course, people have been shaking and rattling for many years. The expression is found in the title of two movies,...

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