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

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January 22, 2017

Reading Genesis 5: 1-2, 18-24 (NRSV) I participated in my first demonstration or protest march this week. I joined thousands of other people; I did not carry a sign, chant slogans, or veer from the permitted route. I just walked. I wonder if my walking made any difference? Today’s reading hints that walking might make … Continue reading January 22, 2017