In The Beginning – Cain and Abel

Cain and Abel make offerings. Genesis cap 4 vv 3-7. De Vos Wikimedia When they grew up, Abel became a shepherd, while Cain cultivated the ground.  When it was time for the harvest, Cain presented some of his crops as a gift to the Lord.  Abel...

Noah, Meat Eating, And The Flood – Part Four

Noah’s Ark by Chris Light By Chris Light – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=57301804 Genesis 9 within the Greater Bible Story ( Part One, Part Two, Part Three) The story of the Flood is foundational to...

Noah, Meat Eating, And The Flood – Part Three

Part Three Violence and Shalom ( Part One, Part Two) While God does accommodate to human weakness and at times allows limited forms of violence, his heart is always for non-violence and his ideal of shalom represented in the first two chapters of Genesis, and...

Peace Without Borders

As we enter this new year with a new President and new administration in the US, some of us may be feeling a bit unnerved.  We are seeing President Trump carry out campaign promises.  He has issued an executive order to stop refugees of certain countries from coming...

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