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Genesis 12-17

  • admin wrote a new blog post: The Reform movement is alive with the sound of music   2 months, 1 week ago · View


    Musicians Josh Goldberg, Rick Recht, Mikey Pauker, Doni Zasloff and Josh Warshawsky perform at the biennial convention of the Union for Reform Judaism, held Dec. 6-10, 2017, in Boston. (Union for Reform Judaism)

    BOSTON ( JTA) — Emily Katz and Liora Hyman arrived early enough to snag front row seats for a concert with some of their favorite […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Of Old Testament Haircuts and New Testament Head Coverings   5 months, 1 week ago · View

    Thumbnail How Scripture records God consistently defending the humanity and dignity of women against sexual violence and exploitation. Are women human? Dorothy Sayers asked the question in a series of essays published in the early 20th century. For many today, it seems absurd—of course women are human! Yet sub-human treatment of women has endured throughout history, from wife-selling […]

  • ICC Note: Christians and Messianic leaders in Israel are weighing in on President Trump’s promise to relocate the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This was one of the many political moves that Trump promised during his campaign, however, it seems to be on hold at the moment. According to some, the move will certainly […]

  • Thumbnail A Christian worldview embraces two things: the Great Commandment and the Great Commission In Part 1 , I talked about why we are at a time when we need to step back and assess how we view the world and the lens we apply to all that we see and do. I talked about a Christian worldview that holds […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Towards Missional Effectiveness: The Mark of Multiplication (Part 6)   1 year, 1 month ago · View

    Thumbnail Go where people are, make disciples, plant churches. I’m in a series covering the topic of missional effectiveness . In the previous two posts, I have explained the marks of God’s mission. What I have sought to do is stress the major foci of each mark in an effort to build a visual of the enactment of the message […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Most Read Posts of 2016 (11-20)   1 year, 2 months ago · View

    Thumbnail It’s that time of year. (20) Ten Scripture Texts on God’s Mission This post from January 2010 was a Twitter-generated list in answer to the question: “What are the key passages or texts that speak of God’s people (OT and NT) being on mission?” The top 10 Scriptures were Genesis 12:1-3, Exodus 19:5-6, Isaiah 6:8, Matthew 24:14, Matthew 28:18-20, […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Modes of Mission: A Missional Practice   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    Thumbnail What can we learn from Paul when it comes to living on mission? Thus far, I have attempted to outline the missional modes, or impulses, of “community” and “sentness” when the missio Dei is enacted. But there is one more missional mode that is enacted when the Church embraces the totality of God’s mission—and that mode is […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: God’s Loving Discipline   2 years, 9 months ago · View

    Lot’s point of reference was Egypt. Genesis 13:10 tells us, “Lot took a long look at the fertile plains of the Jordan Valley in the direction of Zoar. The whole area was well watered everywhere, like the garden of the Lord or the beautiful land of Egypt. (This was before the Lord destroyed Sodom and […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Surprise endings   5 years, 4 months ago · View

    The Lord specializes in surprise endings. I will mention just a few: Abraham graciously gives Lot the first pick of the real estate when they split, and Lot chooses the fertile parcel for himself. In the end, Abraham is the one who prospers, and the grabby nephew finds himself stuck in the red-light district of […]