The Exodus (Story of Scripture 3)

Listen to the Podcast: God Saves Abraham’s Descendants (Story of Scripture) Recap So far in our story, we have learned about how God made a good and beautiful creation. Into this creation, God placed humans, made in God’s image. Serving as image-bearers, the humans were to continue the work of creation, caring for and cultivating…

Christmas, the Incarnation and Our Union with God

Christmas is days away.  I want to share a few thoughts on the incarnation, inspired by the writings of some of my favorite of the early Church Fathers.  Since I first discovered the early church fathers and mothers when I was in seminary, my faith has been enriched by reading them. God Became Human = Humans…

The Story of Hannah and Samuel (Weekly Word)

Last night at CSF we took some time to read and discuss the story of Hannah from the 1 Samuel.  Hannah was one of two wives of Elkanah, a Levite (his being a Levite ought to have us on edge after last week's lesson, but he's a good guy).  Elkanah appears to be wealthy, able…