Rhythm of Word

Tag: Genesis

The First Time

Gen 9:8-17; Joel 1:1-4

First Congregational Church of Anchorage : 18 February 2018

For this time of Lent, we will be working through the book of Joel. Like many of the small books towards the end of the Old Testament, what are called the minor prophets, Joel has its fair share of distress. It is easy to get bogged down in what seems like an over-dramatization of a difficult time.

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Reconnecting the Dots

Mark 1:4-11

First Congregational Church of Anchorage : 7 January 2018

During our last Life-Long-Learning series, Father Michael Oleksa described the Iñupiat blanket toss. I was familiar at least with the practice of doing it, although before a month ago I would have been at a loss as to where its origins were.

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What Is Your Name?

Genesis 32:22-31          Romans 10:5-15          “What Is Your Name?”

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May Be Compared To…

Genesis 28:10-19a         “May Be Compared To…”

First Congregational Church of Anchorage  :  23 July 2017

It is difficult to grasp in the short story of Jacob’s dream the magnitude of what happened. There is such a dense playing with time, place and people within this part of the arc of Jacob’s larger narrative. It helps to sit with a moment for a while.

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