unORTHODOX, Part 03: Syncretism – Mixing and Matching Deities

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When the going gets tough, the faithful get…incredibly tempted to build golden calves (i.e., to call upon pagan deities). Like Israel at Sinai, we don’t intend to abandon the covenant God of Israel entirely. We just…want some immediate help and think another, more local deity might be willing and available.

In this episode we examine the heresy of syncretism – the mixing and matching of various deities to serve our purposes.

If you’ve ever worn your luck socks, you know what I mean. 😉

The text for this sermon is Exodus 32:1-6 (NRSV).


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