Category: Family

So this week we only had one question sent into us during the sermon. The question was: “Not for the sermon, but curious as to why Gen 37 records Jacob’s wives as Bilhah and Zilpah. Not Leah and Rachel?“ This is a great question and does give some potential insights into the story as well. As we know from Genesis 30 Rachel and Leah gave both their servants to Jacob to have children for them. Rachel because she couldn’t have kids at that point, and Leah because she had stopped…

Family Sermon

This is a continuation of a series of blog posts exploring some of the underlying reasons behind the diminishing of faith in our culture. You can read the previous posts here:The Diminishing of FaithThe Loss of ImaginationThe Failure of Hope I like food. Perhaps I need to be more specific. I like events where people gather and there is food. Banquets, potlucks, bbq’s, meetings, etc. The list can go on. I think food makes things better. So it’s not lost on me that one of the core practices of the…

Faith Family

So houses have been on my mind a lot lately. We sold our house, looked at many houses in anticipation of buying a house, selected a house, and are now preparing to renovate the house. I’ve also been preaching about ‘building a house of faith’ as a metaphor for growing faith in our lives. Along with all this I’ve been in and out of many different homes over the past six months from condos to borrowing a room to airBnB’s, to a retreat space. Houses have been a part of…

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