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Genesis, Chapter 24

A Quiet Way The wheel of life turned, Abraham and Keturah passed out of life, as Rebekah and Isaac brought new life into the world. One night, deep in pregnancy, Rebekah had a dream. Two kings faced each other. One was large, covered in red hair and brown scars, a master of the land. The […]

Genesis, Chapter 21

Heir Apparent While living in Gerar, Ishmael finished his weaning, and Sarah threw a great feast for him. Abraham worried. “Is he to be our son now? Have you given up hope for the vision God granted you or the sacrifices that I’ve made?!” Sarah tried to console him: “We are old. The time for […]

Genesis, Chapter 19

Sodom, City of the Plain Lot saw two travelers approaching the busy city gate as the sky turned orange and green. He was impressed by their countenances and bearing and hurried to greet them. Lot said while bowing low: “My Masters, welcome to Sodom. Please, come to my house, I will put you up for […]

Supreme Beings

You know this all looks impressive, right? The idea that You made everything is so unfathomable, that there is a growing fad to pretend that You don’t exist. No, that’s not the fad, we’ve always been acting that way. There is a growing fad to pretend that You can’t exist. We pretend you can’t exist, […]

Genesis, Chapter 15

Years passed. One night, Sarai could not sleep. She was growing older and she had no son to give up. The custom of her people forbid choosing one of her daughters to be an heir, no matter how bright or capable. She wanted to break the tradition, but only men were treated with power and […]

The Hidden and Impossible Soul

We thought it was in the breath, the first one a newborn breathes, perhaps coming from the ever present wind. Breath of life, breath of God, a misty air that the soul rides between worlds. We thought it was in the blood, the water in our veins that give us life, or is wasted by […]

From Mike George of the Christian Left

“Do you think God supports Republicans wanting to starve millions of poor Americans to death?” – Mike George of The Christian Left. It’s an interesting question, Mike. For those just joining us, here’s what caused him to ask me this question: As everyone knows, asking me a question means you’re going to get a truthful […]

Genesis, Chapter 5

Generation Gaps Eve and Adam took turns trying to get power over the other, and since Adam got the upper hand more, he would tell anyone who would listen (which were many) and understand (which were few) that God clearly meant for man to rule. The first son also murdered the first daughter, so things […]

Genesis, Chapter 3

The Team Grifter: Eve, aka “Life”; talked “The Serpent” into helping; fastest animal on two legs; hoping to use Knowledge to master Life. Scout: Adam, aka “God’s Son”; found the path to the tree; good with names; hoping to use Knowledge to master Humanity. Healer: Steve, aka “Embrace”; knew of the fruit of Knowledge; expert […]

Genesis, Chapter 2

A Second Genesis So, that’s one way to look at it. But there is not just one way of looking at anything, especially not the origins of the cosmos, of life, of God. Reality is too complex for there to only be one way to see, to live, to experience. Looking is frustratingly complex and […]