Shadow Akedahs: Letting Go

There are (at least) two stories within the Scriptures that share a pattern of events and a set of language. The centerpiece of this set of stories is the binding (Akedah) of Isaac in Genesis 22. Abraham is told to go (Genesis 22:1) Isaac is called the “unique son through who Abraham loves” (Genesis 22: Abraham goes early […] […]

Narrative 025: Laughter

The slides for our 25th session in our small group’s narrative study of the Scriptures are up. This set covers Genesis chapter 21, which means it includes the weaning of Isaac, the ejection of Hagar and Ishmael, and the treaty with Abimelech. Enjoy. […]