Tag Archives: jacob

Milestones, Part 1

Not long ago, I posted my 300th Disciplehood entry, and nobody even bought me flowers. (Our sixth bloggiversary will be on September 30, if you want a shot at redemption, BTW.) The arrival of these two Disciplehood milestones within just a few … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Granddads, Part 1

The first 17 verses of the New Testament are not the most compelling read in the Bible, but they’re pretty iconic, and entirely relevant at Christmastime. And if you look at them from the right angle, they’re actually kinda beautiful. … Continue reading

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The King of the Ring

Jacob’s epic all-night wrestling match in Genesis 32:22-32 is one of the most famous stories in the Old Testament, but I, for one, wish a little more colour commentary was provided. So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till … Continue reading

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Smart Like a Rock

In Genesis 28, Jacob reclines on a rock and has an encounter with God. The other day, I went looking for an encounter with God and all I really ended up with was a rock. Or so it seemed at the … Continue reading

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