Lot Settles, Abram Wanders, and War: Genesis 14

This chapter begins with Abram avoiding conflict and ends with him leading an army on a rescue mission. RESEARCH NUGGETS In obedience to God’s command to travel around and see the promised land, Abram headed southward, until he reached the city of Kiryath Arba, later called Hebron. There he was welcomed by Aner, Eshkol and… Read More

empowered or not?

Can an historical novel about women struggling through life in a patriarchal society speak into women empowerment issues? Perhaps we should start with a definition. A quick perusal of the world-wide web showed that most groups agree on a definition similar to the one below: Women’s empowerment focuses on identifying and redressing power imbalances and giving… Read More

David and Goliath–there’s more to story

You’re probably thinking, “Of course, I know the story of David and Goliath. I learned it in Sunday School. I even remember the little ditty we used to sing.” I’d like to invite you to move past the child’s version and revisit the story. Why? Because God’s word said it was written to teach us, and… Read More