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Is God Really Involved in the Day to Day?

Last week I mentioned that we are in the transitional part of Abraham’s story. The tension of Isaac’s birth has been resolved and the transition began with the death of Sarah. 967 more words


Among the Lions: Job and Evil Speech

I spent December 31st walking though Madrid, Spain and the Plaza Mayor, where bright lights and laughing faces were the backdrop for New Year’s Eve. But all the wonder had been leeched away. 1,390 more words


Buying Into the Promise

Last week marked an end to a lot of the tension found in the Abraham story. The story known as the Akedah (binding) was full of it as Abraham was called to sacrifice his son that was the fulfillment of God’s promise. 705 more words


Sermon: The Poetry of the Resurrection

“So they went out and fled from the tomb, for terror and amazement had seized them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.” 1,557 more words


Created in the Image of a Dangerous God

I walked into my lecturer’s classroom because I desperately needed to speak to him. I was rattled. Badly.


When I began my theological studies, I believed I knew and understood God. 229 more words

God's Faithfulness And Our Doubt Are Not Surprising

As we’ve been going through the Abraham story the promise of an heir for Abraham has been hanging over much of it. It has been the source of doubt for Abraham and Sarah. 1,121 more words


The Missing Comfort

The beginning of the Book of Isaiah identifies the period covered by the prophet: “The vision of Isaiah son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.” 1,052 more words

Lenten Reflections