Tag Archives: Exile

Genesis 41 – Joseph the Underdog

When I was growing up, I liked the story of Joseph because he followed God and became the second most powerful man in all of Egypt. In my stories, I liked to see people rise from nothing to greatness because … more »

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Missio on Daniel: Making Jeremiah 29 Work

The story of Daniel teaches us that it is possible to live a faithful life even during exile in a pagan land and amidst a culture antithetical to God’s law.  As if spurred on by Jeremiah 29, with competence and … more »

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Missio on Daniel: Living in Babylon

Jeremiah 29 instructed the Israelites in exile in Babylon to live and work for the good of the pagan society in which they were immersed.  The first six chapters of the book of Daniel give pictures of Israelites who tried … more »

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Missio on Loving the City: A Poet’s response to a Prophet

A Reflection on Jeremiah 29… At first, when I read this passage, I thought I would attempt to write a thorough essay explaining how I, as an African American women, a product of a divorced parent, in one of the … more »

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Missio on Loving the City: Politics in the Land of Exile

Exile was a concept directly familiar to Israelites.  Israel, though Abraham, Moses, and David, was given many promises.  The Lord would bless and uphold his people.  They were to multiply like the stars of the sky.  The sons of Abraham … more »

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Missio on Loving the City: The Long Term Promise of Jeremiah 29

It’s a verse that’s written on most Hallmark cards in the religion section, often texted between Christian friends during tough times, and frequently used as an Instagram caption for photos of serene scenery. If more ubiquitous verses exist in American … more »

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