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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...

Waiting on God for “The One”? Not so Much.

Waiting on God for “The One”? Not so Much.

Aug 24, 2013

  Sigh.  Another coffee-date finished. Nice enough guy, good conversation, but no sparks. Not gonna happen. Cross that one off the prospective husband list. Next! Sometimes this whole dating thing is exhausting. It’s draining, breaking the ice initially, generating  conversation, then the meet-up. Emotions jump into play at some point along the way. Excitement...

You ARE home. Get Used to It

You ARE home. Get Used to It

May 22, 2013

Songs are important. The words we sing, the words we listen to, sink in and take hold of us. That’s why I get so annoyed when I hear Christian songs on the radio or choruses and hymns sung in church that relay bad theology.  I’m not just talking about esoteric theology, like debates about Trinity or what happens at the end of time. But when we’re talking about...

You’ve got important work to do — and you’re gonna need some help!

You’ve got important work to do — and you’re gonna need some help!

Jun 6, 2012

As a single guy, feeling the full weight of taking care of the house, the yard, the laundry, the cooking, the dogs, a full time job …, I think I now know exactly why God gave Adam a “suitable helper”. Funny, how every single person I know is focused on finding Mr. Right or Miss Right. The desire for companionship is strong in us humans. And...

The Sabbath is Your Day. Enjoy It!

The Sabbath is Your Day. Enjoy It!

Jan 15, 2011

I grew up hating Sundays. (My poor mom is probably feeling all guilty about that now. Sorry, mom.) Sunday was church day. It was “the Lord’s Day”, and we were supposed to honor God by getting dressed up, sitting through tedious (to me) sermons, singing some dreary songs, spending the afternoon quietly resting (impossible for us kids), and then...