Monthly Archives: January 2019

Here and Now: Israel

From Genesis 12 onward, the Story moves from a universal view to one told through the life experience of one people: Israel.  Some years ago, Eugene Peterson noted that Israel is the name given to both a people and a … Continue reading

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Here and Now: Genealogies

​In the first eleven chapters of Genesis there are four genealogies.  This is another indication that God is here-and-now, and calls us to be so too. Each name in these lists sends the message, “Every person and every period in … Continue reading

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Here and Now: Creation

​In the first creation story (Genesis 1:2–2:4), we get our first look at here-and-now living.  Each “day” of creation is a way of paying attention to a particular phase of creation before we see it as-a-whole. [1]  It is as … Continue reading

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Here and Now: Right Now

​As we will see, the Bible provides many invitations to live in the here-and now.  But in 2 Corinthians 6:2, Paul gathers them all up in one exclamation, “Now is the day of salvation!”  Before we journey through the particulars, … Continue reading

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Here and Now: Introduction

​Greetings as 2019 gets under way! Today begins my 2019 theme on Oboedire, “Here and Now.”  New posts will appear each Wednesday.  Here’s the introduction… Many of you know that I am a Christian, formed substantially within the Wesleyan tradition. … Continue reading

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