Restorative Church Website is Launched

The Restorative Church website is now operational, and you are invited to spend some time browsing the new web-pages. This project, at my instigation, has been incubating for several years in collaboration with others who want to see greater conversation … [Read More...]

Jacob and Grounding (Part 5)

Jacob and Esau finally meet! And having been apart from each other for over two decades, they weep together. Previous segments in this series showed how successive scenes in the Jacob story were building up to this encounter. Working things out with Laban and … [Read More...]

Jacob and Grounding (Part 4)

Having resolved matters with Laban in the land of Gilead, Jacob continued on his way toward the Jordan River. He is no longer running from anything; to the contrary, he is returning to his homeland and directly seeking out communications with his brother Esau. … [Read More...]

Jacob and Grounding (Part 3)

When Jacob and his uncle Laban had their final encounter, the location would not have been lost on the minds of an ancient Hebrew audience. They met up in the land of Gilead. Laban, feeling betrayed by Jacob for taking his daughters away without notice, was … [Read More...]

Jacob and Grounding (Part 2)

The friction that built up between Jacob and Esau represents the sibling rivalry that we see scattered throughout the book of Genesis. Many religious people today interpret these rivalry texts as an explanation for ongoing tensions in the Middle East as if … [Read More...]