Metaphor Flail?

Israelite Pottery
Technology for drinking, pouring and holding liquids has been around for a very, very, long time. These days we also use glass, metal and lots and lots of plastic. The vessels in the picture are from thousands of years ago have been carefully reconstructed. (notice the cracks) The vessels we leave will be usable fifty thousand years from now.

Biblical metaphor is rich with images of God as a potter and God's people as clay. How do I get a biblical metaphor out of a disposable plastic cup? And as I participate in my disposable culture what can I learn about God?

This Sunday, March 10th,  Nathan and I will be talking about such things. Nathan will be talking with his hands, making things from clay. I will be talking with my mouth, connecting his process to our thoughts about God.  Come and See.

Pastor Mark