Ruth 2

Gleaning with Ruth

There is a lot to be learned from Ruth 2. At first glance, there are always the agriculture similarities, and they are just too good not to expound on. But, I also think there is much to be applied when … more »

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Loving Your Neighbor 101

After years of barbarianism and violence in the Promised Land, we finally see a glimpse of hope in the Book of Ruth. If the world had more people like Ruth and Boaz, it might be a better place today.  Ruth … more »

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Ruth In, Syrians Out

In and through the sheltering and kind presence of God, Ruth is given the grace to devote herself fully to work.  The scripture says, “So she came, and she has continued from early morning until now, except a short rest.” … more »

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Missio on Generosity: Ever Heard of South Sudan?

I majored in geography in college because I love people, places, and the space between cultures. Most of my undergrad courses focused on development issues in Central and South America, covering both the theory and implementation of modern development strategies. … more »

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Missio on Generosity: Boaz, Ruth, and Ukraine

Last fall at work I read a news report titled “Russian separatists use child soldiers in front-line combat.” The article stated that pro-Russian-separatist forces “have been using children as young as 14 as front-line troops in their war against Ukraine … more »

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Missio on Generosity: Peculiar and Unusual Kindness

Over the past month or so, I have been wrestling with the concept of what it looks like to show unusual kindness, what loving others and making oneself vulnerable in a communal way looks like.  How can I, as an … more »

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Missio on Generosity: Work Like No One’s Watching

My mom has a lot of sayings. A lot. She is chock full of expressions, metaphors, and phrases which she uses often and which have, whether for good or ill, become a natural part of my own vernacular. One of … more »

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Missio on Generosity: Vocational Clout for the Common Good

I participated in my very first “Locked In Solidarity” (LIS) on Thursday, February 11, 2016 (see #LIS16).  LIS is a national prayer vigil for the mass incarcerated.  Nearly forty people met in a small downtown Christ Community Church (Kansas City, … more »

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Missio on Generosity (Ruth 2)

In the era of the Judges, a young widow from Moab named Ruth returned to Israel with her mother in law.  In fact, both were widows, and widows in their society had little social support and little hope.  For sustenance … more »

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