March 24, 2019

Reading Isaiah 55: 1-9 (NRSV) Reading the newspaper, I feel gloom and despair. Fresh water is fought over, drying up, or contaminated by floods or rising sea levels. Some people work but cannot afford housing. Others pay, lie, and cheat to gain advantage over their neighbors. Our future looks grim. My safe little life is … Continue reading March 24, 2019

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March 17, 2019

Reading Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18 (NRSV) God said to Abram: "count the stars....so shall your descendants be." Abram believed God, "and the Lord reckoned it to him as righteousness." When you read these quotes, it sounds easy to believe God's promises. Reading the whole passage, though, we see that Abram's belief had holes. First, Abram is … Continue reading March 17, 2019