Tag Archives: Ruth

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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Who is My Neighbor?

How should we respond to the foreigner in our midst? As 2016 clearly revealed, this is a question that generates not a small bit of controversy, both in the United States and in countries around the world. Unfortunately, this conversation … more »

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Missio on Generosity: A Change in Flight Plan

In 2006, it seemed as if everything that was once secure in my life was taken away when I least expected it. In July of this year my father; a former doctor, the rock of our family, and my best … 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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Gleaning, Generosity, and Imaging God

Misfortune Strikes The book of Ruth is a great example of reversal, of tables turning in favor of God’s people. Speaking of God, He is clearly at the controls.  That is, God is clearly orchestrating the events of this love … 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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