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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. 3: I’m Teaching, But Is Anybody Listening?

Last week I posted about Charlotte Mason’s approach to children, “born persons” in relationship to creation, completed images of God, albeit “weak and ignorant” images in need of support and instruction.  Boy are they in need. Apparently, fifth graders have … more »

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Missio on Gen. 3: I Once Was Blind…: The Visual Effects of the Fall

“I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind, but now I see.” John Newton, “Amazing Grace” The Fall crippled our vision in two ways: it blinded us to the glory of God born in us and in the … more »

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Missio on Gen. 3: The Leak in Our Tanks

One of my favorite songwriters, Jason Isbell, wrote a song full of advice that his father gave him through the years. It begins, “[If] you wanna grow up to paint houses like me, a trailer in my yard till you’re … more »

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Let’s Start at the Very Beginning (Again)

We all live our life by some narrative, even if it’s only “I owe, I owe, so off to work I go.” The narrative frames the activity and gives it meaning.  Of course, most of us have lived our lives … more »

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Where Hope and History Meet

“I want to tell you a story….” and most of the time, young or old, we’re drawn in, hoping for a good story. Stories and story, narratives and metanarratives. In the modern-become-postmodernizing world— the world of whatever —the best we … more »

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Screaming Louder than God

Work often seems to scream louder than God when I walk into my office on Massachusetts Avenue – especially in light of Genesis 3:17b-19: Cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the … more »

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