mental health & wellness, Scripture, theological

Religious Trauma and the Binding of Isaac

"Deceived, tied up, and held at knife-point -- all by his own father? Because God said so? Talk about traumatic!" an older lady exclaimed. I was sitting in a lectionary Bible study this morning, discussing the story of the binding of Isaac (Genesis 22:1-19) as many lectionary users may have done today. And let's just… Continue reading Religious Trauma and the Binding of Isaac

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community, spiritual

Roots and Shoots

There's a question that's plagued me for years: Why would a person leave something he knows to be good in exchange for¬†something he hopes to be good?¬† We've all done it -- or had the opportunity to do it. I think of colleagues who have left good careers in, say, law or engineering to pursue… Continue reading Roots and Shoots