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More Thoughts on "Let's Blame Abraham and Sarah"

If you didn’t read my “Let’s Blame Abraham and Sarah” post last Sunday, feel free to skip this post.

Let me express my thanks to writer Judith Bron for her peppery and yet well thought out and thought-provoking response to last week’s post about ultimately blaming Abraham and Sarah for the rise of the Arab people and consequently of Islam. 605 more words

On Aging Gracelessly

Great Questions In the Bible-Is Anything Too Hard For the Lord?

Genesis 18:14

Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.

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New Life In the Midst of Old People?

Attend a large gathering of the Maine United Church of Christ, like the Conference Annual Meeting, and one sees a lot of gray hair. In addition, there are quite a few heads with little or no hair at all, as well as some—like mine—that would be gray, except for the miracle of chemistry. 569 more words


Sunday Quote!- Sarah the Matriarch as Equal to Abraham

Every Sunday, I will share a quote from something I’ve been reading. The hope is for you, dear reader, to share your thoughts on the quote and related issues and perhaps pick up some reading material along the way! 249 more words


Really, God?!?

I found myself having a very interesting reaction to the story of Sarah finding out she was pregnant with Isaac at age 90.  Pastor Bill gave a great sermon on the topic, talking about the laughter she burst into when she found out she would be pregnant, and how God so often surprises us with his gifts and his grace. 696 more words

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The Bible's authenticity

In his book Walking The Bible, (published 2001 by William Morrow) Bruce Feiler writes about taking a trip, by various modes, through the lands of the Pentateuch (first five books of the Bible). 546 more words


Becoming Someone of Faith

Thirteen years is the time gap between Genesis 16 and 17. Thirteen years. It’s so easy for us to jump from one chapter to the next forgetting these people lived in real time. 1,032 more words