Genesis 41

Missio on Joseph: 20% Battery Life Remaining – Do You Want to Enter Low Power Mode?

The frantic blare of an air horn awakens me and welcomes me to Sunday morning.  The life of a youth worker at a church. 5:30 am, pray tell, how did you arrive so quickly? The 4 hours of sleep I … more »

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Missio on Joseph: The Common Good is the Greater Good

  As this week’s passage picks up the story of Joseph in Genesis 41, we come across a young man – a mere 30 years old at this point – who has reached a position of power and prominence in … more »

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Missio on Joseph: From Punk to Pillar

A spoiled little brat tattletales on his brothers, and they hate him for it.  Anyone could have seen that coming in Genesis 37.  Of course, the response of Joseph’s brothers is rather severe: they try to kill him, only belatedly … more »

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Missio on Joseph: Names to Remember

I love names.  We see names all the time: book titles, street names, foreign cities, etc. Every word has such a rich meaning and the further you understand the name, the further you really know it – the essence of … more »

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Missio on Joseph: How Do We Fundraise?

Without fundraising, non-profits cannot exist. Generally, it seems like a good thing to donate money to an organization that you believe is a worthy cause. People willingly giving their money is completely understandable, but I work in fundraising, and asking … more »

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Missio on Joseph: Thinking Through Power

It is easy for Christians to shy away from power.  Jesus Christ, the author of our faith, was essentially homeless and devoid of any earthly authority while in this world.  He commanded us to turn the other cheek when attacked.  … more »

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Missio on Joseph: FanDuel, Dorothy Sayers, and Joseph

Sports are one the most enjoyed and exclusive past times in the whole world. Virtually every country has a national sport, and every four years each of those countries vies for a spot in one of a dozen major international … more »

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Missio on Joseph: The Means Matter

In Genesis 41 Joseph rises to unimaginable power over Egypt, being second only to Pharaoh, and through his wise governance as Egypt’s grand steward, Egypt is saved from famine, as is the whole known world.  This rise to power, however, … more »

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Missio on Joseph: Using the Years of Plenty

We all have duties or callings of our own, and whether our calling is as grand and influential as Joseph’s or not, we are all subject to serve a greater call. Joseph’s calling was laid out plainly: to rule over … more »

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Missio on Joseph: Which Dream to Pick

Dreams are odd things. We sleep away about a third of our lives, resting our bodies and letting our brains piece together and process all that has happened during the day. Beyond that, science has no compelling answer for why … more »

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