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Joseph’s Hope

Joseph’s Hope

There’s a theme to the stories that we’re reading from the Old Testament, this month and next: you can think of them as being about boundaries, or about journeys across boundaries. Abraham was called to leave his home, leave the place that he new, and go on a journey...
Stormy Beginnings

Stormy Beginnings

There’s a problem with how we often tell these stories from the beginning of Genesis, in the church. We start with the story of the Fall, by which we mean the story of how two individual people, Adam and Eve, individually chose do to a bad thing. That’s a story in...
Temples: The Temple of Creation

Temples: The Temple of Creation

Imagine that your city is burning. The school where your son learned is burning. The well where your daughter drew water is burning. The little pub where you had your first kiss: burning. Your house is burning. The gentle fire that burned in your little hearth in the...
Five Things: Creation by the Word

Five Things: Creation by the Word

This Sunday, we will be looking at the story of creation from Genesis 1. Here are Five Things to help you prepare your heart for worship:     1) Video Clips from The Bible Project   This week’s text is from the beginning of Genesis- where it all...

Joseph the Dreamer

Joseph had another dream, and he told it to his brothers. “Listen,” he said, “I had another dream, and this time the sun and moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me.” When he told his father as well as his brothers, his father rebuked him and said, “What is this...