Lenses On Scripture: The First Sons
A Tale of Tension: Working For A Better Future
Pastor Grant Romoser-Claunch • September 27, 2020
In the lineage of Cain we get introduced to a young generation who learned to live into the tension of their family’s history. By caring and taking in those stories, they were able to lean into the sacred space of reconciling the good with the bad that that kind of tension raises to work for a better and brighter tomorrow. The holy tension of Cain’s lineage invites us into this journey too.
The Comparison Trap
Pastor Lindsey Apple • September 13, 2020
As we examine the ancient story of Cain and Abel, the temptation is to compare their offerings and God’s response, assessing and ranking. But comparison leads to shame, judgement and destruction, even death. Perhaps there’s an alternative approach worth considering as we learn from Cain and Abel, gaining better tools to cultivate healthy relationships. Perhaps the practices of empathy and gratitude become just the antidote we need to heal our brokenness and shame and to bring God our best offering.