Month: September 2013

When we are weak – Reflections from 1 Peter

Whether we realize it or not, when we go overseas, we go with a significant level of social power. We are not used to thinking about ourselves in this way. We try to maintain a position of humility and think that we are nothing. However, we unconsciously operate out of the assumption that we have…

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God's Promise to Hagar: Clearing up a misunderstanding

In Genesis 16:11-12 God promises Hagar that she will have a son. God goes on to say that this son will be a “wild donkey of a man.” This metaphor is a bit jolting. Who would want to be told that their son is to be a “wild donkey of a man?”  Yet, Hagar interpreted…

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