Genesis 11

Missio on Genesis 11: Our “Excessive Selfness”

Near my desk at work is a TV hanging from the ceiling, playing the news. The voices of our candidates, our news reporters, our First Lady, blare all day long. Today, during a commercial break, I heard “Learn languages online! … more »

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Mission on Gen. 11: Foot of Pride

It’s like the earth just opened and swallowed him up He reached too high, was thrown back to the ground… Well there ain’t no going back when your foot of pride comes down Ain’t no going back. — Bob Dylan, “Foot … more »

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Missio on Gen. 11: The Babel Barrier

Spending time with my in-laws can be a bit confusing.  Don’t get me wrong; we enjoy each other.  But, you see, they speak a different language from me. I don’t mean the different languages of rural and urban, or East … more »

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Missio on Gen. 11: Bible, Babble, and Babel

It’s hard not to feel like I live in Babylon, a city of spiraling success and ever-increasing reach.  The Bible’s popular etymology for the name is bluntly mocking: “Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. And … more »

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A Meditation on Excess Productivity: Great Gifts, Stewarded Badly

Genesis 3: 14-20 describes the curse that befalls creation after Adam and Eve have disobeyed God in the garden. We then hear the stories of their descendants and the story of the Flood before we end up at the tower … more »

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