Respect Your Spiritual Parents

Guest post for The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews:

"That's weird."

One of my Jewish colleagues was describing his recent visit to a jewelry website. He was shopping for a necklace to give his daughter when he came upon one with four Hebrew letters: yod, hey, vav, hey.

These are the letters that spell God's special name, as given to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and the rest of the Jewish people. I grew up in an evangelical church where this name was celebrated in song, so the four letters appearing on a necklace did not seem weird to me at all. But it sure did to my friend.

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