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Tricksters and Power and Blessings, Oh My!

Sep 26, 2021 | Megan Ramer, Narrative Lectionary - Year 4, Sermons

All of my first-born, rule-following instincts are troubled by this story of a younger son employing devious and conniving tactics to “steal” the blessing of his elder brother. But how was this story liberative to the people who remembered, told, recorded, and passed it down? Looking at the story again, with that question at the fore, reveals the subversion of power structures, within a trickster motif, and the ultimate blessing of ALL.



Megan M Ramer



Narrative Lectionary Year 4


  • Hymns:
    • Voices Together 440 – Ask the Complicated Questions, Joan Norris, Music – ©1989 MennoMedia Inc.
    • [Permission to podcast the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-726929. All rights reserved.]

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