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Abraham, Cultural Distance, and Offering Up Our Moral Conscience

My friend Rachel got me thinking about the story of Abraham and Isaac again the other day. I think the first time I really gave it any deep thought was in reading Kierkegaard’s famous meditation on the nature of faith in  1,783 more words

Bible

Crisis of Faith, wrestling with God (Gen.32)

“And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, butIsrael: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.”

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Scriptures

When the Ones You Love Wrestle

I’m thinking of you and wondering…how are you really? I hope you have a handful of friends who know enough about you to have you committed because then and only then will you be authentic and real and accountable. 627 more words

Everyone wrestles with God at some point

Do you know someone who has turned away from his or her faith? It’s a hard thing to observe, especially if it’s someone you love. Because you can’t do anything about it. 844 more words

Devotional

When God Wounds

The great preacher Martyn Lloyd-Jones was once asked, “What does a person look like who has truly met God?” Alluding to Genesis 32:31 he replied, “He walks with a limp.” The story referred to by Dr. 275 more words

Christianity

Twenty Questions: #3 What Is Your Name? (Gen. 32:27)

Today we move from one tale of sibling rivalry to another, from the story of Cain and Abel to the story of Jacob and Esau. The question which is the subject of reflection today comes from what must be one of the strangest stories in the entire Bible (but also one of my very favourites)—Jacob’s all-night wrestling match with an unidentified assailant who, it seems, is no less than God Himself. 971 more words

Reflections

Wrestling with God

Genesis 32

Much like Mt. Moriah for Abraham where his faith was challenged in offering up Isaac, Jacob has his own crisis of faith at Peniel. 560 more words

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