1. Men of St. Dunstan's Cook and Serve Gourmet Meal

    Men of St. Dunstan's Cook and Serve Gourmet Meal

    Women's Appreciation Day

  2. Finding Jesus in the Old Testament: By Kevin Dodge

    Finding Jesus in the Old Testament: By Kevin Dodge

    Love Amidst Sacrifice (Gen. 22)

  3. Diary of a Theologian

    Diary of a Theologian

    Anniversaries

  4. St. Matthew's Cathedral Raises Money for Peru Mission

    St. Matthew's Cathedral Raises Money for Peru Mission

    Pumpkin Patch

  5. Texas Bishop's Respond to Gov. Abbott's Action

    Texas Bishop's Respond to Gov. Abbott's Action

    We Should Love Our Neighbors As Ourselves

  6. Lecture Series at Saint Michael and All Angels

    Lecture Series at Saint Michael and All Angels

    Dr. Amy-Jill Levine

  7. National Church Plant Conference in Dallas

    National Church Plant Conference in Dallas

    Genesis Gathering

  8. Tour World Vision Exhibit

    Tour World Vision Exhibit

    Church of the Transfiguration

  9. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

    Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

    The Jesus Movement

  10. Happening: A Christian Experience 2016

    Happening: A Christian Experience 2016

    Retreat for Christian Teens

  11. New Beginnings Retreat 2016

    New Beginnings Retreat 2016

    Retreat for Youth in Junior High

  12. Do Millennials Pray?

    Do Millennials Pray?

    Chelsea Vaughn from INITIATIVE Says "Yes"

  13. Fall Ministry Day 2016

    Fall Ministry Day 2016

    Forgiving as We've Been Forgiven: Gospel Reconciliation and Justice in a Wounded City

  14. Healing Conference: Sept. 30, Oct. 1

    Healing Conference: Sept. 30, Oct. 1

    Dr. Chauncey Crandall, discusses cardiology and God

  15. Peals of Joy

    Peals of Joy

    St. Matthias Gets Beloved Bell Back After Four Decades

  16. N.T. Wright Is Coming to Dallas In November

    N.T. Wright Is Coming to Dallas In November

    Enroll Now for Lectures and Workshops

  17. EDOD Convention 2016

    EDOD Convention 2016

  18. Drop from the Sky, Land and Roll

    Drop from the Sky, Land and Roll

    The Rev. Leslie Stewart Plants New Church in Plano

  19. Champions Academy Teaches Respect, Discipline, Trust & Hard Work

    Champions Academy Teaches Respect, Discipline, Trust & Hard Work

    "Let's Start With Respect"

  20. All Lives Matter

    All Lives Matter

    Requiem for the Fallen and Prayer for the City of Dallas

  21. Renewal and Conversion

    Renewal and Conversion

    Church of the Epiphany Spreads Love

  22. Evangelism Conference in Dallas with Bishop Curry

    Evangelism Conference in Dallas with Bishop Curry

    Nov. 18-19 at Church of the Transfiguration

  23. Photo Slideshow

    Photo Slideshow

    The Consecration and Enthronement

Sep 30 2016 01:10pm

As we are working through Esther in Morning Prayer, I have been reading Yoram Hazony’s fresh commentary, God and Politics in Esther (Cambridge University Press, 2016). A principal character in the story is Mordecai, the Jewish cousin of Esther who had reared her, an orphan, as his own daughter. When the king promotes Haman to preeminence over all his other counselors, the order goes out that all people should bow and prostrate themselves before him. Mordecai refuses to do so. Why?

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