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The Unfolding Views of God (from Genesis)

This ten-minute video discusses how the idea of God in Genesis evolves.  “Yahweh”, first introduced in Genesis 2 as a rather anthropomorphic version of God, is also the God of Isa. 43 who offers such consolation and hope to Israel during the Babylonian Exile.  Does your idea of God evolve?  We discuss two of the […]

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Who knew?! A Link between Grace and Thanksgiving

Who knew that the word ‘grace’ is inextricably tied to Thanksgiving? But doesn’t it make complete sense that a psalm of Thanksgiving is the testimony to answered prayer?   Your Thanksgiving gathering will no doubt be so much more than the meal, but the specific giving of thanks for all the many blessings, the divine responses […]

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Remarkable Hagar and her insight about God

To say Hagar is remarkable because of her insight about God isn’t the first way we usually think of her.  Is Hagar one of those Old Testament Biblical figures you know because she was exiled from a home where her child was fathered by the head of the household? That was largely the context I […]

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How a Biblical painting can ‘gobsmack’ you

Have you ever had a painting ‘gobsmack’ you, catch you completely off guard? Maybe you can identify with growing up in a home where art was for everyone else.    Sure, there were school outings to local museums that were a nice diversion, but weren’t they more for those who could actually draw?! And then […]

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