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A Theology of Clean Isaiah 1:1, 10-20

A Theology of Clean

God does not want ritual without reformation.

AT A GLANCE:

Because people pick up dust, dirt and pollution every day, a soluble solution is needed to wash away all this gunk. So the soap industry will always have customers. To compete, however, soap companies are producing more varieties and types of cleaning agents than ever! Body washes, foams and bars of soap are just the beginning. In today’s text, the subject of soap and its function is front and center.

EDITOR’S PICK:

For material based on today’s gospel text, see “Twit-Schatology,” August 8, 2010.

For an alternative idea pertaining to Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16, see “Faith and the Status Quo.”

 

Soap.

It’s part of our everyday experience, and it’s been around in various forms for centuries. In fact, the earliest evidence of soap production dates to around 2800 B.C. when it was mentioned on Mesopotamian clay tablets. And a formula for soap consisting of water, alkali and cassia oil was written on a Babylonian clay ...

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