God Provides

God Provides

Read the Book of Ruth (it’s very short!) The book of Ruth is something you have probably heard quoted at a wedding or two, “Where you go I will go. And where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people, and your God my God.” It’s a beautiful line of deep...
Human Authority Fallible

Human Authority Fallible

Read Judges 2 If there were to be a news headline for the book of Judges, perhaps it would read, “Human Authority Fallible.” Over the past twenty years, headlines have indicted many a religious leader for sexual misconduct, power plays, and greed. But none of this is...
A Promise Fulfilled…

A Promise Fulfilled…

Read Joshua 4:1-7 The book of Joshua is one of the most difficult books to swallow for some. It is a graphic tale of war, trial, tribulation, and conquering. It is a tale many a pastor has struggled to preach, or worse, has preached as a means to justify colonization,...
Lest We Forget…

Lest We Forget…

Read Deuteronomy 6 History repeats itself…In the book of Genesis, the story of beginnings, family systems replicated questionable actions generation after generation (think, “She’s my sister, not my wife!”). In the book of Exodus, the Israelites wandered in the...
God of Order…Not Chaos

God of Order…Not Chaos

Read the book of Numbers The book of Numbers is full of oddly specific instructions on everything from offerings, to census data, to celebrations, to inheritance rights for women. There are stories and dialogues dispersed throughout as well, but most of it is data....