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The Tower of Babel

The Tower of Babel

Nov 17, 2013

Early in human history, the Bible describes humanity as being united in culture and language. And when they put their minds together to achieve great things for themselves, they seem to step over the line and irritate God. What was the big deal?  What was going on with humanity that God felt it necessary to step in and interfere? Passage Genesis 11:1-9 The...

Noah, the Ark, and the Great Flood

Noah, the Ark, and the Great Flood

Nov 10, 2013

Humanity has seen some dark times.  And we, as individuals, will experience corruption, chaos, and violence in our lives. It seems an inescapeable part of the human condition.  We may wonder where God is in all the mess, or why he lets things get as bad as they are.  Somewhere in the crap going on around us, God is moving, and may yet have one decent person in...

Murder 1 – Cain & Abel

Murder 1 – Cain & Abel

Nov 2, 2013

Dysfunctional families aren’t a modern invention. There never was an ideal time when family life matched Norman Rockwell paintings. Parents fail, and siblings have always squabbled, even to the point of bloodshed — from the very first family on down.  It’s a famous story, the murder of Abel by his brother Cain, but what prompted it? And what...

Out of Eden: The Fall

Out of Eden: The Fall

Sep 21, 2013

When God created humans, he placed them in a Garden. They had an idyllic life, full of beauty, peace, productivity, purpose, and fellowship with their Creator. They were also in-tune with creation itself, with the earth and the animals. They were fully connected to each other and the universe around them. They had it all — except one thing.  One thing was...

Creation & the Garden of Eden

Creation & the Garden of Eden

Sep 6, 2013

“Where do we come from?” is a basic question asked by virtually every human being.  Curiosity about our origins and where we fit in the cosmic scheme of things seem to be questions hardwired in our DNA.  This first story in the Bible answers some of those basic questions — or at least points us in a general direction.  And it helps set the framework...