Issues in Genesis: The Handmaid & Her Son, Part 2

  I’ve been trying to think of a clear way to tackle the many questions Hagar’s story raises in Genesis (and beyond).  My goal is always to communicate how I found comfort or resolution to my questions so that you might find it helpful in resolving them for yourself.  In Hagar’s case, I am having trouble … More Issues in Genesis: The Handmaid & Her Son, Part 2

Issues in Genesis: The Handmaid & Her Son, Part 1

  Welcome back to Issues in Genesis.  We’re starting a new series within the series, today, but it’s really just a logical next page in the story.  The Handmaid & Her Son is about Hagar, of course, but it’s also the next chapter of Sarah’s* story, too.  We’re going to spend this first post talking … More Issues in Genesis: The Handmaid & Her Son, Part 1

Issues in Genesis: The Trafficking of Sarah, Part 3

  Welcome to the conclusion post for The Trafficking of Sarah. In part 1, we defined the problems this passage can present.  In part 2, we answered what I call the “clutter questions” that we might bring to this passage.  These are the questions we ask of the text that, if left unanswered, can inhibit … More Issues in Genesis: The Trafficking of Sarah, Part 3