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Michelle Van Loon

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Michelle Van Loon’s Jewish heritage, spiritual hunger, and storyteller’s sensibilities have been informing her writing and shaping her faith journey since she came to Christ at the tail end of the Jesus Movement. She is the author of seven books, and has been a regular contributor at Christianity Today. Michelle is one of the cofounders of ThePelicanProject.com, a women's theology organization.

She's been a church communications director, served on staff at Trinity International University, and been the U.S. Administrator for an educational ministry based in Jerusalem. She earned a graduate certificate from Northern Seminary in 2017. She's married to Bill, and is mother to three and grandmother to two.
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Michelle Van Loon You are not alone in that assessment of the genealogies of Jesus. Some other scholars have posited that view. And while I have landed in a different p…moreYou are not alone in that assessment of the genealogies of Jesus. Some other scholars have posited that view. And while I have landed in a different place on the question, I do like your thesis about how our personal genealogies can be used to serve other ends, whether it is in seeking social status (joining the DAR, for example) or assimilating into US society (some of my husband's relatives hid their Jewishness so they could integrate into majority Gentile culture). Consumer DNA testing has challenged some but not all of those old narratives. If you ever teach a class using my book as a point of discussion, please invite me to visit via Zoom! :)
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Michelle Van Loon What a fun question, Marcia! I'm so glad you liked "Moments & Days"!

This is going to sound like a dodge, but honestly, it's not. My favorite book is …more
What a fun question, Marcia! I'm so glad you liked "Moments & Days"!

This is going to sound like a dodge, but honestly, it's not. My favorite book is the one I'm praying and dreaming of writing next. I cherish every single one of the books I've had the honor of writing. But if I was going to suggest a good follow-up to "Moments & Days" to a reader, it would be "Born to Wander" because it captures another facet of what it is to follow God here and now. (less)
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Faith is a seed, not a graft

When there are generations of moral failures in our family, what hope is there for us?

It turns out, the shape of our our spiritual family tree looks dramatically different than that of our physical family tree.

An example: His great-great grandfather had blood on his hands. His great-grandfather started out strong, but the bloat of a supersized life of luxury left him morally compromised by the end

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