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Exodus – Harshness and Hope

If you are following the Old Testament track of this year’s daily reading plan, you have just left Genesis and entered Exodus. You have made it more than halfway through Exodus at this point, in fact. Exodus is just about as iconic as Genesis, but it is iconic in a different way. Both books

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Luke – The Path of Peace

 If you are following the New Testament track of this year’s reading plan, you are halfway through the Gospel of Luke. Luke is “the Gentile’s Gospel”, the Gospel aimed at a Gentile audience. Luke is also the “carefully investigated” Gospel (Luke 1:3). Luke was not an eyewitness to Jesus, but he collected information from

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Genesis – Spiritual Economies

Sometime back in 2009 or 10, a church couple brought a friend over to our apartment in California. This friend was visiting the couple during a break from Bible college and wanted to meet me. After we settled in, I started asking him questions about his classes. He told me he was in one

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Ever O’re Its Babel Sounds – A Reflection from Genesis 1-11

Welcome to a new year and a new daily reading plan. Like many reading plans, our plan starts us in Genesis, the first book of the Bible and the Old Testament. So far this week, we have completed the first section of Genesis, chapters 1-11. These chapters include many accounts or “stories”, the final

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