ISSL Reflections January 9 2022 Genesis 21:8–20 Post 2

IV.I asked in the last post to notice how you “regard” the folks you encounter here. What impression do they make on you? Look at them again and notice the strengths or lack of strength they bring. V.Genesis 21:8-20 (NRSV) … Continue reading

September 27, 2020, Genesis 45:1-8, 10-15; ISSL Reflections Post 3

VI.With our reflections this week, we come to an end with this journey with Joseph. We have looked at several scenes from this life that we find in following Scriptures – Genesis 37:2–11, 23–24a, 28https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+37%3A2%E2%80%9311%2C+23%E2%80%9324a%2C+28&version=NRSV Genesis 41:25–33, 37–40, 50–52https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+41%3A25%E2%80%9333%2C+37%E2%80%9340%2C+50%E2%80%9352%09&version=NRSV Genesis … Continue reading

September 27, 2020, Genesis 45:1-8, 10-15; ISSL Reflections Post 2

You can find three translations of this week’s Scripture at –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%2045%3A1-8%2C%2010-15&version=NRSV;CEB;NIV IV.Did you take time to explore the passage as I suggested in my last post? Taking time with the passage to pay attention to what captures you most deeply? … Continue reading

September 27, 2020, Genesis 45:1-8, 10-15; ISSL Reflections Post 1

I.With this week’s reading we come to an end of our journey with Joseph and his brothers for now. This week we read of another reunion. And this reunion goes very differently than what we read last week. I invite … Continue reading

September 20, 2020, Genesis 42:6–25; ISSL Reflections Post 3

You can find this week’s Scripture at –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%2042%3A6-25&version=NRSV,ESV VII.We have been watching Joseph and his brothers this week. Do you think you have gotten to know any of them better this week? Joseph? Reuben? Simeon? What stands out to you … Continue reading

September 20, 2020, Genesis 42:6-25; ISSL Reflections Post 2

You can find this week’s Scripture at –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%2042%3A6-25&version=NRSV,ESV IV.My intention in offering these reflections has not been to present historical, cultural, linguistic or textual background. Rather, my hope is that the questions and thoughts I offer, help you to encounter … Continue reading