Passing on

In Genesis 48 we read the story of the second and third acts of Jacob as death nears: his bequest to Joseph of a double portion of his property through the adoption and blessing of his oldest sons, Manasseh and Ephraim - a story that raises questions about the meaning of family and stories, and our recognition of and response to change, as well as alluding to our adoption in Christ.

The Whiff of Death

When Jacob asked Joseph, his favorite son, to bury him in Canaan rather than in Egypt, he was expressing his faith and confidence in the God whom he had followed all his life. In a culture that tends to marginalize the elderly and dying, and often denies our mortality, how ought Christians think about and prepare for the one event that we shall all faceā€”our deaths?

Prudence...At Any Price


On Looking Back

Change and Transition

From Your Heart

Hope Beyond Hope

Deus Ex Machina-Not!