Tag: abraham

Temples: Abraham Offering Isaac

This is a disorienting story, to say the least. That’s exactly what it’s meant to be, of course. You aren’t supposed to hear it as just a recitation of events: then God talked to Abraham, and then Abraham and Isaac went to Mt Moriah, and then Abraham built an altar, and then he bound his son like an animal facing…

Poetry Corner: Abraham and Isaac

God said, “Take, pray, your son, your only one, whom you love, Isaac, and go forth to the land of Moriah and offer him up as a burnt offering on one of the mountains which I shall say to you.” And Abraham rose early in the morning and saddled his donkey and took his two lads with him, and Isaac…

God’s Promise to Abram

The word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Do not be afraid, Abram.     I am your shield,     your very great reward.” But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?” And Abram said, “You have given me no children; so a…

Preparing Our Hearts: Abraham Edition

“Clearly, the faith to which Abraham is called is not a peaceful, pious acceptance. It is a hard fought and deeply argued conviction. Abraham will not be a passive recipient of the promise.” -Walter Bruggeman Last Sunday, we kicked off our Sunday School year with the story of creation.  This Sunday, we’ll be looking at the story of Abram making…

Laughter

Then the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I really have a child, now that I am old?’ Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return to you at the appointed time next year, and Sarah will have a son.” Sarah was afraid, so she lied and said, “I did not laugh.” But…