Again and again in Genesis, we find the stories of rivals. Cain and Abel, Isaac and Ishmael, Jacob and Essau. It’s almost as if the Bible is trying to tell us something about how we relate to one another. And today we enter again the story of Sarah and Hagar.
A few years ago Peter Senge, the MIT professor and Brian McLaren the Christian writer were killing time on a video chat, waiting for someone else to join, how many of us know this space today. McLaren asked Senge about the decline of the church and the growth of Buddhism in our country. Senge said,Continue reading “What if we thought of Christianity as a Way of Life?”
The stories after Easter share a common thread. Jesus followers don’t always recognize him, not at first. Jesus is alive, but the Jesus who has risen is also changed. Jesus is back, but life is not exactly as it once was.