Golden Calf and the New Yorker

In case you ever wondered if the people at the New Yorker magazine follow the lectionary, they were off by just a day! The First Reading for Sunday, October 9th was from the story of the Golden Calf in Exodus 32: 1-14.

On Monday, the cover of the New Yorker magazine dated October 10th carried an image of an industrial landscape with smoking stacks and, towering above it all, a temple surmounted by a bull (whose horns are also smokestacks). What was that question- where do you see this story in the world around you?

The New Yorker is hugely protective of its images, and so I can’t link to one that does it justice, but you can see the image here, in a zoomable format. Or, just look for a copy of the magazine.

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