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Missio on Genesis 11: A Woman of the Fall, Working on a Tower

The curse delivered to mankind after their blunder targets the very mandates they were given to live out on the earth. Where the Lord commanded His image-bearing man and woman to multiply and subdue the earth, the consequences delivered by … more »

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Missio on Gen. 11 : How Does It Exalt Me? Is It Safe and Secure?: The Haunting Questions Born of Babel

What was the expected result of life post-Fall without redemption yet accomplished and applied? The strange story of the Tower of Babel in Genesis 11:1-9 answers this question according to Old Testament scholar W. J. Dumbrell who writes, “Of the … more »

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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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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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