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Flipping the Script – Transforming from Victim to Victor

Posted: January 24, 2022

Christian Ray Flores  How do we overcome trauma and transcend it? The Phoenix has endured as a symbol of rebirth across many ancient cultures My first childhood memories are from… Read More

24—Forty Days with James: The Worldly Church

Posted: January 24, 2022

To listen to “The Worldly Church” (15 mins), the 24th reflection in our series, click, on the play arrow. . James 4:4-6 The adultery referred to in James 4:4 refers… Read More

23—Forty Days with James: Waging War

Posted: January 23, 2022

To listen to “Waging War,” our 23rd reflection on James, click on the play arrow. The talk runs 12 mins. . James 4:1-3 Context: link with chapter 3 – peaceful… Read More

22—Forty Days with James: Through the Book (NASB)

Posted: January 22, 2022

Click the arrow to hear the book of James read in the NASB (15 mins) . To appreciate James and the logical flow of the letter, it is vital to… Read More

21—Forty Days with James: Genuine Wisdom

Posted: January 21, 2022

Click to listen to today’s reflection (14 mins). It’s called “Genuine Wisdom.” . James 3:17-19 In 1st-century Palestine, James was a force for unity and peace. “James is burdened with… Read More

20—Forty Days with James: Pseudo-Wisdom

Posted: January 20, 2022

Our 20th reflection on James is “Pseudo-Wisdom.” Click the play arrow to listen to the talk (11 mins). . James 3:13-16 Intro In our next 2 reflections, James considers two… Read More

The Douglas Jacoby Podcast

Posted: January 19, 2022

Podcasts are added every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. You can check them out anywhere you normally listen to podcasts (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcast & Radio Addict (at Google Play Store), Overcast… Read More

19—Forty Days with James: Cursing & Praise

Posted: January 19, 2022

Reflection 19, on James 3:9-12, is titled “Cursing & Praise” (14 mins). . James 3:9-12 So many images in this chapter: (tongue), bit, rudder, spark, taming (animals), poison, spring, fig… Read More

18—Forty Days with James: The Untamable

Posted: January 18, 2022

To hear reflection 18, on James 3:7-8, “The Untamable” (12 mins), click on the play arrow.   Reminders: All of chapter 3 addresses the tongue, and has special relevance for and… Read More

17—Forty Days with James: The Rudder

Posted: January 17, 2022

To hear “The Rudder,” on James 3:3-5 (10 mins), just click on the play arrow.   .Review: “The Tongue of the Teacher: (no. 16) James 3:1 applies to all Christian… Read More

16—Forty Days with James: The Tongue of the Teacher

Posted: January 16, 2022

Click on the play arrow to hear “The Tongue of the Teacher” (15 mins) on James 3:1-2. . James 3:1-2 What is the context of James’s warning? James is the… Read More

15—Forty Days with James: Through the Book (The Message)

Posted: January 15, 2022

To listen to the reading of James 1-5 in the popular paraphrase The Message (15 mins), click on the play arrow. Next: We begin James 3—with important insights on spiritual leadership.

14—Forty Days with James: The Epistle of Straw

Posted: January 14, 2022

To listen to today’s talk (12 mins), Faith without Deeds (3): “The Epistle of Straw” . Luther’s translation of the N.T. (1522) Separated 4 books from the other books of… Read More

13—Forty Days with James: The Magic Wand & the Touch

Posted: January 13, 2022

To hear Faith Without Deeds (part 2), “The Magic Wand & the Touch” (14 mins), simply click on the play arrow below. . Further comments on Jas 2:14-26: Re: deeds… Read More

For anyone interested in AIM UK & Ireland

Posted: January 12, 2022

If you are interested in taking part in the biblical training program AIM UK & IRELAND, please click on this link. Principal teachers: Malcolm Cox, Andy Boakye, Douglas Jacoby (see… Read More

Why Atheists Need Faith, by Paul Caron

Posted: January 12, 2022

Why Atheists Need Faith By Paul Caron Wall Street Journal op-ed:  Why Atheists Need Faith, by Michael Guillen (Author, Believing Is Seeing: A Physicist Explains How Science Shattered His Atheism and Revealed the Necessity of… Read More

12— Forty Days with James: Cold Deeds with Warm Words

Posted: January 12, 2022

To listen to today’s talk (12 mins), click on the play arrow. It’s Faith without Deeds (part 1): “Cold Deeds with Warm Words.”   Notes on James 2:14-26: The word… Read More

11—Forty Days with James: The Royal Law

Posted: January 11, 2022

To listen to reflection 11, “The Royal Law,” on James 2:8-13 (13 mins), just click on the play arrow below. Why is this a “royal” law? It’s the Law of… Read More

10—Forty Days with James: Oppressors & Oppressed

Posted: January 10, 2022

Click on the arrow to hear “Oppressors & Oppressed” (13 mins), for Day 10 of our series. Intro Was Jesus a “carpenter” (Mark 6:3, Matt 13:55)? Tekton = builder. “Carpenter,” esp…. Read More

09—Forty Days with James: The Chair & the Floor

Posted: January 9, 2022

Click on the arrow to hear the 9th reflection in our series, “The Chair & the Floor” (11 mins). Intro Might we have a wrong view of religion – could… Read More

08—Forty Days with James: Through the Book (RPM)

Posted: January 8, 2022

To hear the recording (16 mins), please click on the arrow. Interesting facts about James James appears immediately after Acts in many early NTs. Some scholars think James was the… Read More

Q&A 1616—Santiago de Compostela

Posted: January 7, 2022

Do you think the remains of James the Just are in the church of St. James of Compostela (Santiago de Compostela) in Spain?  Reply from Joseph Harris (Augusta, GA):  No,… Read More

07—Forty Days with James: Pure Religion

Posted: January 7, 2022

To hear “Pure Religion” (12 mins), click on the play arrow.   There are five important themes in the latter part of James 1 (vs.19-27), the first three of which… Read More

06—Forty Days with James: Listening and Looking

Posted: January 6, 2022

To hear the message of Day 6 in the James series, “Listening & Looking” (15 mins), click the play arrow below.   The next two sections in James (today’s offering plus… Read More

05—Forty Days with James: God’s Perfect Gifts

Posted: January 5, 2022

Reflection 5, “God’s Perfect Gifts,” unpacks James 1:16-18. To listen to the talk (13 mins), click on the play arrow below.   Don’t be deceived. Don’t crack and crumble under the… Read More

04—Forty Days with James: Victors, not Victims

Posted: January 4, 2022

For today’s reflection, “Victors, not Victims,” on James 1:13-16a (14 mins), click play below.   The trials of chapter 1 probably refer to persecution. Don’t give up! When we give up,… Read More

03—Forty Days with James: Pride vs. Humility

Posted: January 3, 2022

Listen to the reflection on James 1:9-12, “Pride vs. Humility” (14 mins):   The man James In the NT, James is by far the most significant (half-)brother of Jesus (Matthew 13:55,… Read More

02—Forty Days with James: Pure Joy vs. Double Mind

Posted: January 2, 2022

Listen to the reflection on James 1:1-8, Pure Joy vs. Double Mind (11 mins): 1:1—the 12 Tribes = Christians (see Gal 6:16), probably from a Jewish background. If James is like Ephesians (a… Read More

01—Forty Days with James: through the book (NIV)

Posted: January 1, 2022

The audio recording is a reading of the entire book of James, in the NIV. (14 mins) .  Resonance: Sermon on Mount (man phrases, and at least 6 points of… Read More

Learning from the Lion

Posted: December 31, 2021

Learning from the LionA new podcast Learning from the Lion Tomorrow morning my new pod goes live. A daily devotional series based on the gospel of Mark. Why not start… Read More

00–Forty Days with James: Reflections on a Powerful Epistle  

Posted: December 31, 2021

Begin the New Year grounded in the Word and inspired by the message. Forty Days with James (the brother of Jesus) will take us through this powerful letter by the… Read More

The Sinner’s Prayer (with updated reflections), by Stephen Staten

Posted: December 27, 2021

Introduction C.S. Lewis used the term ‘a great cataract of nonsense’ to describe how people use a modern idea to construe Bible theology. One such example, perhaps the best example,… Read More

Not A Fully Invested Disciple? The Sunk Cost Fallacy

Posted: December 26, 2021

   Dear Discipleship-first friends,A logical fallacy is when you make an argument based on reasoning that’s just plain wrong. In a previous article, I argued Jesus taught that logical fallacies are… Read More

The Unifying Hope of the Nativity – B. Bradley and S. Tesar

Posted: December 23, 2021

The Unifying Hope of the Nativity – B. Bradley and S. Tesar Before the Thanksgiving meal is cleared from the table, Christmas decorations are hauled out from attics and basements everywhere,… Read More

The Birth of Jesus: The Best Historical Evidence, by Jef Breshears

Posted: December 22, 2021

December 20, 2021  Jefrey D. Breshears “In the Fullness of Time” In Galatians 4:4 the apostle Paul writes that “In the fullness of time” God sent forth his Son to… Read More

Two Miracles

Posted: December 21, 2021

AUTHOR Greg Koukl Published on 5/1/2013 https://www.str.org/w/two-miracles A Christian’s theology is minimally defined by two miraculous events. The first miracle no one ever saw, because it The first miracle no… Read More

‘The Chosen’ is the latest in a long line of innovations the church has embraced – The Christian Chronicle

Posted: December 21, 2021

Scott Elliott, a Texas minister, explains what this hit show about Jesus gets right. Scott Elliott Growing up in church is a great blessing, but it also means we know… Read More

Heretic Scum

Posted: December 19, 2021

I was walking across a bridge one day, and I saw a man standing on the edge, about to jump off. So I ran over and said “Stop! Don’t do… Read More

The Worst Pandemic Ever: the Black Death

Posted: December 15, 2021

The story of the Black Death is the story of a perfect storm. A massive pandemic and plague that devastated humanity. It is the tale of a lethal bacterium that… Read More

Greetings from the Lands of St. Nicholas; Myra, Patara, St. Nicholas Island

Posted: December 15, 2021

The true story of Santa Claus begins with Nicholas, who was born during the third century in the village of Patara. At the time the area was Greek and is now on… Read More

David Gushee on LGBTQ

Posted: December 15, 2021

A thoughtful American sister recently asked what I thought of evangelical scholar David P. Gushee’s Changing Our Mind: Definitive 3rd Edition of the Landmark Call for Inclusion of LGBT Christians with Response… Read More

Great Apologetics & Philosophy website

Posted: December 12, 2021

Paul Copan Paul Copan is a Christian theologian, analytic philosopher, apologist, and author. He is currently a professor at the Palm Beach Atlantic University and holds the endowed Pledger Family… Read More

Bethlehem’s Supernatural Star | Crossway Articles

Posted: December 12, 2021

December 06, 2021 by: John Piper A Mysterious Star O​​ver and over, the Bible baffles our curiosity about just how certain things happened. How did this “star” get the magi from… Read More

The 10/40 Window

Posted: December 6, 2021

What is the 10/40 Window? The Moroccan Arabs in Morocco are a large unreached people groups in the 10/40 Window.   The 10/40 Window is the rectangular area of North Africa, the… Read More

A Review of Patterns of Evidence: Exodus

Posted: December 5, 2021

By Krista Wenzel On Monday evening I went to see the much anticipated documentary film, Patterns of Evidence: Exodus by filmmaker Tim Mahoney and Thinking Man Films. Filmaker Tim Mahoney in Luxor,… Read More

Advent: Living Expectation

Posted: December 5, 2021

Art by Catherine Williamson | Learn more at www.catherinescolors.com “The extraordinary thing that is about to happen is matched only by the extraordinary moment just before it happens. Advent is the name… Read More

Carefully Steward Your Power, by Peter Scarezzo

Posted: December 5, 2021

  Carefully Steward Your Power The following post are excerpts from “Emotionally Healthy Leader: How Transforming Your Inner Life Will Deeply Transform Your Church, Team, and the World” by Peter… Read More

The Danger of Logical Fallacies

Posted: December 5, 2021

​ I grew up in the late 70’s and the 80’s. I remember when everything was Satanic. Rock music was Satanic. Movies were Satanic. He-Man was Satanic. Even Johnson &… Read More

The Examen, Christmas Carols & Refreshment

Posted: December 3, 2021

  January Refreshment is Coming…. I know it’s only the start of December, but it’s never too early to start thinking about what’s coming round the corner. The seasonal rush… Read More

Our Discipleship Problem Is Actually a Gospel Problem

Posted: December 2, 2021

​ ​ ​ What is the gospel? Why aren’t more Christians making disciples? The answers to these two questions are inextricably linked. Our definition of the gospel will affect if… Read More

Risen Jesus with Mike Licona

Posted: December 2, 2021

From Mike: GratitudeSeveral new donors have joined us. Thank you!  ActivitiesIn November, the majority of my work involved editing a chapter I wrote, “Did Jesus think he was God?” that… Read More

A Helpful Teacher-All Classes

Posted: December 2, 2021

All classes from 27 November’s UK Teaching Conference are now available. This highly interactive session involved participants from 12 countries. The principal speakers were Andy Boakye (Manchester), Malcolm Cox (Watford),… Read More

This Day in History: Pope Urban II orders first Crusade

Posted: November 27, 2021

1095 Pope Urban II orders first Crusade On November 27, 1095, Pope Urban II makes perhaps the most influential speech of the Middle Ages, giving rise to the Crusades by… Read More

Archaeological Evidence for the Exodus?

Posted: November 24, 2021

One of the classes I attended at the 2021 Evangelical Theological Society’s annual meeting was “Archaeology and the Exodus.” For several decades some biblical scholars have denied the historicity of… Read More

How to be a Helpful Teacher: A conference for Bible teachers (London)

Posted: November 23, 2021

eventbrite From Douglas Jacoby: Brothers and sisters, if you’re in the UK and would like to participate in what I believe will be a truly encouraging event, please consider joining… Read More

Is a Biblical Study Tour Worth the Investment?

Posted: November 22, 2021

Watch this short video and see! What People Are Saying about the Biblical Study Tours

Were the Stories about Jesus Copied from Previous Myths?

Posted: November 17, 2021

Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason exposes the faults in the challenge that the details about Jesus came from taking bits and pieces from ancient mythologies.

Joy Fueled – Guilt or Joy?

Posted: November 6, 2021

Joy Fueled – Guilt or Joy? The following excerpt from chapter three of Joy Fueled is posted by permission from co-author Dr. Kent Smith from Abilene Christian University. Posted November… Read More

Debate: Risen Jesus with Mike Licona

Posted: November 2, 2021

 On October 4, I debated atheist New Testament scholar Dennis MacDonald. For two decades, MacDonald has been contending that the Gospels are almost entirely literary fictions, created to imitate and… Read More

Draw Near to the Lord in Your Fight for Purity

Posted: November 2, 2021

Feast on God’s Word Jesus insists, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matt. 4:4, quoting Deut. 8:3). As bodies… Read More

The Legend of the Social Justice Jesus

Posted: November 1, 2021

Author Greg Koukl Published on 11/01/2021 This wise man fought for justice, championing the cause of the poor and the oppressed. He rejected organized religion, showing tolerance—not judgment—for the outcast… Read More

Trump Is Tearing Apart the Evangelical Church – The Atlantic

Posted: October 30, 2021

Christians must reclaim Jesus from his church. By Peter Wehner, Oct 24, 2021 About the author: Peter Wehner is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy… Read More

En el Principio-New course on Genesis 1-11 (Spanish)

Posted: October 30, 2021

I’m delighted to promote a new course on Apologetics from Genesis 1-11 crafted by my friend Arturo Elizarrarás, Evangelista y Maestro de la Biblia (Mexico City). The series is in Spanish. View… Read More

Father, daughter provide a recipe of rescue for toxic church culture

Posted: October 30, 2021

In ‘A Church Called Tov,’ Scot McKnight and Laura Barringer argue that churches can be places of love and healing. Jennifer Shewmaker Sharp divides have split congregants at the 2021… Read More

You CAN Understand the Bible

Posted: October 26, 2021

October 2021 Video Highlights The Short of It: One-Minute Video Some of today’s most commonly-quoted and best-loved Bible verses are frequently taken out of context. One example is Philippians 4:13: “I can… Read More

Church Membership Is Not a One-Way Street | Crossway Articles

Posted: October 26, 2021

Meaningful Membership What is church membership? It’s the commitment Christians make to keep one another accountable for regularly gathering and centering their lives together on the gospel. That commitment and… Read More

Iconic Christian Teachers

Posted: October 18, 2021

Iconic Christian Teachers Their Expertise, Platforms, and Styles By Steve Staten Books and films hold up eminent teachers for their contributions to public education and academia. These individuals capture the… Read More

I Have A Better Idea – Francis Chan

Posted: October 16, 2021

I Have A Better Idea – Francis Chan Written by Francis Chan, Until Unity, Page 67-68 (digital book – Scribd), 2021 Sometimes the dream of a united church feels unattainable,… Read More

A Holocaust Survivor’s Blueprint for Happiness

Posted: October 13, 2021

Eddie Jaku, holocaust survivor, shares his inspiring story (at age 99). He passed away at 101 in 2021. Watch this Ted talk (less than 12 minutes), along with the transcript… Read More

The men going to military jail for their faith

Posted: October 13, 2021

A member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses church, his beliefs prevent him from bearing weapons and from joining any organisations intended for war. So at age 20, he refused to attend… Read More

The History of the ESV | Crossway Articles

Posted: October 12, 2021

This article is part of the ESV 20th Anniversary series. This year we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of the English Standard Version. In this article, you will hear the… Read More

RECORDED for you! “The Genius of Jesus” Master Class – Listen now!

Posted: October 10, 2021

If you missed The Genius of Jesus’ Teaching, with Dr. Peter J. Williams, the recordings have graciously been released by FOCL. American Friends of Tyndale House is pleased to share the… Read More

Q&A 1615—Bema

Posted: October 6, 2021

The Bema Podcast has been very helpful in providing the Jewish / Eastern context of the Scriptures, as well as many things I have missed for many years. It has… Read More

Q&A 1614—John 1:19-28

Posted: October 6, 2021

I have a question about John 1:19-28. I noticed that the priests and Levites asked John the Baptist whether he is the Messiah, Elijah or the Prophet, multiple times. Additionally,… Read More

Q&A 1613—Inquiring of the dead

Posted: October 6, 2021

I’m inspired by the teachings of “Christian Spirituality,” found at https://www.glz.org/en/knowledge/introduction. Much is well explained in the many books that I am currently working through (transcriptions of medium transmissions in deep trance). In… Read More

Q&A 1612—Overinterpreting metanoia?

Posted: October 6, 2021

I was reading an article [by Richard Rohr, an American priest focusing on spirituality] and came across the following explanation of metanoia, and it surprised me. “Remember, presence does not happen in the… Read More

Q&A 1611—Is a Christian religious exemption from Coronavirus vaccination justifiable?

Posted: October 6, 2021

Guest Q&A from John Oakes, of evidenceforchristianity.org. Recently, a friend who is a minister in a Christian church was approached by a few members to sign a request for a… Read More

Listening to God through His Word, Part 2

Posted: October 4, 2021

Read this article, by Sam Laing, here.

A Biblical Critique of Secular Justice and Critical Theory, by Tim Keller

Posted: October 4, 2021

The latest article in this series explains Biblical Justice and compares it to other justice philosophies of the world. CLICK HERE for the article.

Liberal Mormons?

Posted: October 4, 2021

The Rise of the Liberal Latter-day Saints And the battle for the future of Mormonism (Pete Ryan for The Washington Post) By Emily Kaplan Photos by Katherine Frey Tom Jones:… Read More

Common Grounds Unity Podcast

Posted: September 27, 2021

CGU Podcast on our website CLICK HERE  CGU YouTube Channel CLICK HERE See past CGU essays  CLICK HERE          To find out more about the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement (who or what it… Read More

The Nature of Christian Unity: Historical Understandings of Churches of Christ

Posted: September 27, 2021

The Nature of Christian Unity: Historical Understandings of Churches of Christ Written by Douglas A. Foster, The below are excerpts from a paper presented at the Stone-Campbell Dialogue in June… Read More

The toughest critic you’ll ever face

Posted: September 23, 2021

A few years back J. Warner Wallace and I spoke with a dozen pastors who were skeptical about the importance of apologetics. I followed Jim—which is not an easy task—and… Read More

Truth About God (Christian Evidences)

Posted: September 22, 2021

Great Evidences Book     Richard Knopp Today I want to tell you about a new work of Christian apologetics (defense of the faith). It’s Truth God: What Can We… Read More

A Church Called TOV

Posted: September 18, 2021

A Church Called TOV (Good) Review written by John Teal, September 17, 2021 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was… Read More

Intoxicated (by the world)

Posted: September 17, 2021

Britain’s first drunk driving arrest, according to History.com, took place in 1897, when a taxi driver slammed into a building at a speed of 25 mph. It’s obviously a good… Read More

SPENDING TIME WITH GOD, PART 2 by Sam Laing

Posted: September 16, 2021

SPENDING TIME WITH GOD, PART 2 Adapted from Part 1 of Be Still My Soul Spending time with God outside our usual routine and environment is helpful and essential in developing intimacy with Him. We see… Read More

Most adult US Christians don’t believe Holy Spirit is real: study

Posted: September 10, 2021

Most adult US Christians don’t believe Holy Spirit is real: study By Leonardo Blair, Christian Post Reporter Parishioners of Lakewood Church led by Pastor Joel Osteen pray together during a service… Read More

The ancient Christian creed (4th century)

Posted: September 9, 2021

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only… Read More

Reconsidering our Theology

Posted: September 7, 2021

DR. JAMES GORMAN – SLAVERY’S LONG SHADOW Here is a conversation that Nadine Templer and I had with James Gorman on the impact of slavery on our culture and our… Read More

The mass: further considerations

Posted: September 7, 2021

Further considerations: Learn how the pope essentially rewrote Hebrews 9:12 in order to defend the Catholic doctrine of communion. Click here. Scripture forbids drinking blood (Gen 9:4; Lev 3:17; Acts 15:20)…. Read More

Q&A 1610—Does God actually hate divorce?

Posted: September 7, 2021

Does God actually hate divorce, as we have often heard? The older rendering of Malachi 2:16, “I hate divorce,” is taken to imply that the Lord disapproves of all divorce… Read More

United but with Disagreements – Alan Rouse

Posted: September 5, 2021

United but with Disagreements Written by Alan Rouse – repost from christianunityblog.net  / Editors note: While Alan addresses a current point of disagreement, this essay provides biblical guidelines for any disagreement. Thank… Read More

The Role of Women in the Church (a study by Oak Hills, 2011)

Posted: August 27, 2021

The following is a study conducted by the Oak Hills Church (San Antonio) on the role of women in the church. It’s a great study, not so much for the… Read More

Q&A 1609—Vaccination and the mark of the Beast

Posted: August 27, 2021

I’ve had reservations regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, and believe Satan has been attacking me with doubt, through the scripture about “the mark of the beast.” I keep thinking about how… Read More

BE STILL MY SOUL: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO A DEEPER RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD

Posted: August 26, 2021

by Sam Laing, June 12, 2021 In this article, I am excited to introduce a new series based on my book Be Still My Soul: A Practical Guide to a Deeper Relationship… Read More

Q&A 1608—Atheism and the ontology of evil

Posted: August 25, 2021

Thanks for getting back to me. I recently listened to one of your audio CDs. It was the disc about atheism in “From Facts to Faith.” My question concerns your claim about… Read More

Q&A 1607—Memory work

Posted: August 17, 2021

Tell me, Douglas: I want to “up my game” in memorising scripture. Is there any good literature you can refer me to where I can learn effective techniques? There are… Read More

How Should Christians Respond to Same-Sex Marriage | The Christian Chronicle

Posted: August 15, 2021

Video: Panel discusses how Christians should respond to same-sex marriage | The Christian Chronicle In a special live event Monday, The Christian Chronicle’s Editorial Board talked to Sally Gary and… Read More

Q&A 1606—”Physician, heal thyself”

Posted: August 13, 2021

In Luke 4:23 we read “… You will quote this proverb to Me, ‘Physician, heal yourself’…” Do you know the origin of this proverb? – B.B. I don’t know its origin, though… Read More

Q&A 1605—Prophets dialoguing with the Israelites? (Question from a Muslim)

Posted: August 13, 2021

The Qur’an mentions prophets being sent to other nations, and records dialogues with the nations, but where in the Bible is it recorded that Iddo, Jonah, Joel, Obadiah, Habakkuk, and… Read More

What Can We Learn from the Jerusalem Council?

Posted: August 12, 2021

What Can We Learn from the Jerusalem Council? Reprinted from https://ca.thegospelcoalition.org/columns/ad-fontes/what-can-we-learn-from-the-jerusalem-council/ Paul Carter, July 27, 2020   The Jerusalem Council in Acts 15 provides a fascinating window into the way… Read More

The Genealogies in Genesis: Part I

Posted: August 3, 2021

By J. Richard Middleton On July 28, 2021 This is the first in a four-part series as biblical scholar J. Richard Middleton answers the often-asked question, How should we interpret biblical genealogies? In this… Read More

Editorial: Same-sex marriage and gender questions

Posted: August 3, 2021

  EDITORIAL   Editorial: Same-sex marriage and gender questions ‘As the culture around us shifts, we remain committed to the spiritual design of marriage.’ Continue reading here.

To affirm or not? That is the question — The Christian Chronicle

Posted: August 3, 2021

    DIALOGUE   To affirm or not? That is the question As same-sex marriage gains increasing societal acceptance, how should Christians respond?  

The Deconstruction Zone

Posted: August 2, 2021

New post on Stepping into the Jordan The Deconstruction Zone by Rob Kranz My wife recently confided to a friend that “she couldn’t talk to me about the Bible anymore.” I… Read More

Gender Ideology Run Amok – Imprimis

Posted: July 31, 2021

June/July 2021 • Volume 50, Number 6/7 • Abigail Shrier Abigail Shrier Author, Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters Abigail Shrier is a journalist and author. She received her A.B. from Columbia College,… Read More

A Parent’s Story – Loving Our Transgender Son

Posted: July 31, 2021

New Perspectives Vol. 37 Strength in Weakness is a place to connect, a place to feel seen, heard and valued… we find strength in connection. READ A Parent’s Story Loving Our Transgender… Read More

‘As is typical of sex abuse victims, I thought what happened was my fault’ | The Christian Chronicle

Posted: July 28, 2021

OPINION Image via Pixabay.com Writer recounts the night church stopped being her safe place. Deana Nall Correspondent I was only 13. I was in eighth grade at a Christian school… Read More

The Day of Small Things, by Malcolm Cox

Posted: July 27, 2021

The day of small things “Who dares despise the day of small things…..?” (Zechariah 4:10) The story of Christianity is the story of the underdog. It is the story of… Read More

Being Human with Jane Goodall & Francis Collins 🔊

Posted: July 15, 2021

Where can we find hope? Watch this sneak peek of Thursday’s conversation, Being Human with Jane Goodall and Francis Collins This is the textbook definition of being out of one’s league—but, wow, was… Read More

Does the Old Testament Matter? by Rob Kranz

Posted: July 14, 2021

New post on Stepping into the Jordan Does the Old Testament Matter? by Rob Kranz A few years ago, a well-known American evangelical pastor made headlines for writing a book in which… Read More

Exploring Difficult Topics While Keeping Your Head

Posted: July 7, 2021

(It seems fair to say we Christians don’t do very well when it comes to hashing out difficult topics—at least without descending into quarreling or acrimony. This is largely (I… Read More

America’s evangelical church is being torn apart by culture wars

Posted: July 6, 2021

Barry Hankins | The Guardian Rightwing Southern Baptists believe they must ‘save’ white Christian America by embracing Trumpism. A more moderate faction just won control – by the tightest of… Read More

The Root Bound Church

Posted: July 4, 2021

Written by Derrick Jones, July 3, 2021 On the surface, the above title might sound like a good thing, but in my view, it is not. Let me elaborate on… Read More

Does American Patriotism Have a Place in Worship Services?

Posted: July 1, 2021

The Story: A majority of pastors believe it’s important to incorporate patriotic elements in worship services during July Fourth weekend. Yet a majority also believe their congregation sometimes seems to… Read More

Rocky Mountain School of Ministry & Theology: Mission & Catalogue

Posted: June 30, 2021

We welcome you to take a look at the 2021-2023 Academic Catalogue for the Rocky Mountain School of Ministry & Theology, including its mission, vision and philosophy. CLICK HERE.

Barking at the Thunder

Posted: June 26, 2021

Summer solstice, 2021 In our corner of the northern hemisphere, this week’s solstice has brought amazingly long days—with first light at 3:26 am and last light at 11:06 pm. Everyone’s… Read More

Risen Jesus – A Ministry of Mike Licona

Posted: June 23, 2021

Providing authentic answers to questions about the resurrection of Jesus and the historical reliability of the Gospels www.risenjesus.com NABEEL QURESHI Author, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus Mike Licona was instrumental in… Read More

Gay & Christian? Interview

Posted: June 23, 2021

Strength in Weakness: An Interview with Dr. Douglas Jacoby on “Gay and Christian?” The following interview appears in Guy Hammond’s new book, Gay and Christian? How Pro-Gay Theology is Crashing… Read More

How to safely navigate the gender minefield

Posted: June 22, 2021

by Greg Koukl Pronouns matter. I realize they seem like inconsequential little things—him, her, he, she. No big deal. But if pronouns really were “inconsequential little things,” then why has… Read More

Good Church Members vs. Growing Disciples

Posted: June 20, 2021

​ Discipleship-first Friends, Today’s guest blogger is John Whittaker. John has spent 30 years as a pastor and Bible college professor, and helped thousands of people follow Jesus by learning… Read More

And Your Little Dog Too!

Posted: June 15, 2021

Stepping into the Jordan And Your Little Dog Too! by Rob Kranz Tone of voice can make all the difference. Is a statement meant to be serious? Humorous? Sarcastic? Without other… Read More

Jesus and John Wayne Interview (Kristin du Mez)

Posted: June 14, 2021

. When Otoma Edje approached me a few months ago and asked if I’d like to join an interview with Kristin du Mez (Calvin University), I declined. My slate was full, and… Read More

WATCH: The Bible was written for us, not to us 📖

Posted: June 11, 2021

BioLogos Insights on Faith & Science The Bible is the foundation of our Christian faith and knowing what it means can sometimes be a challenge. It was written for us, to speak to… Read More

This Pastor Doesn’t Know the Sky Is Falling. Is He Right?

Posted: June 10, 2021

I recently took an afternoon to hang out with a pastor friend of mine. Nice guy. But the impression he left me with as I got on the highway to… Read More

Bridging the Gap in Children’s Books – BioLogos

Posted: June 8, 2021

By Fiona Veitch Smith I first considered writing a children’s book dealing with the intersection of science and faith when my daughter had just turned 10. She went to a state… Read More

Gay & Christian?

Posted: June 2, 2021

About the Webinar Pro-gay theology is a relatively new phenomenon in the debate of sexual ethics. Its advocates have propagated the notion that an individual can participate in homosexuality while being… Read More

Francis Collins—A Testimony

Posted: May 30, 2021

Insights on Faith & Science Biologos has produced a series of short animated videos, designed to ask the big questions. Like the one asked of Francis Collins early in his career as a… Read More

Relational Unity – Alan Rouse

Posted: May 29, 2021

Relational Unity Written by Alan Rouse, May 29, 2021 Here is holy ground; here is the gate of heaven. No such prayer was ever heard before or since. It could… Read More

Thou Shalt Not be a Jerk

Posted: May 28, 2021

​ Thou Shalt Not be a Jerk: Eugene Cho LEE CAMP *  PODCAST New on the Tokens Podcast: ​ Eugene Cho is a Korean-born immigrant to the United States and now… Read More

Define What You Mean by “Hate” and “Hater” – Greg Koukl

Posted: May 23, 2021

Greg Koukl and Tim Barnett talk about some negative reactions they’ve received (and seen others receive) to their Christian convictions and give some thoughts on how to respond. Watch Greg… Read More

Church may ditch ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ – Opinion, The Christian Post

Posted: May 22, 2021

Wallace Henley, former Senior Associate Pastor of 2nd Baptist Church in Houston, Texas.  | Photo by Scott Belin The Church of Scotland’s General Assembly will soon consider a proposal to erase… Read More

Has the Cross Lost its Shame? by Rob Kranz

Posted: May 22, 2021

Has the Cross Lost its Shame? by Rob Kranz Two weeks ago, I received my MA in Old Testament from Abilene Christian University, which is another step towards my goal. My path,… Read More

How to Read a Progressive like the Bible

Posted: May 17, 2021

Daniel McCoy | Bio *Editor’s Note: For Part 1 (“How to Read the Bible like a Progressive”), click here. In 2014, the late Rachel Held Evans wrote an autobiographical account called Faith Unraveled. It… Read More

Economy of Grace: An Early Christian Take on Vulnerable Mission – P. Kent Smith

Posted: May 16, 2021

Economy of Grace: An Early Christian Take on Vulnerable Mission, by P. Kent Smith Contextualizing principles like those identified by Vulnerable Mission may be used to avoid creating unhealthy dependency…. Read More

Ecosystems of Grace: An Old Vision for the New Church

Posted: May 13, 2021

By P. Kent Smith What will it take for Americans to come to know God for who God really is? In the face of the epidemic distractions presented by American… Read More

“We’re About to Make a Big Mistake” – Renew.org

Posted: May 8, 2021

We’re about to Make a Big Mistake – Reflections on Rebecca McLaughlin’s “The Secular Creed” Daniel McCoy | Bio In describing the big mistake our culture is making, I’m going to point… Read More

Q&A 1604—How could Sarah, age 65, be “beautiful”?

Posted: May 5, 2021

Following is a question I’ve come across only twice in my life, but it’s a good one, emerging from a Western cultural perspective, and deserves a response. It has to… Read More

“Even the Darkness,” by Malcolm Cox

Posted: May 4, 2021

  “the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.” (Psalm 139,12) Darkness can be terrifying. It contains the potential for great danger. A female friend… Read More

“Freedom Fading,” by Greg Koukl

Posted: May 3, 2021

OTHER WORLDVIEWS Freedom Fading Greg Koukl Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn—Russian dissident, 10-year forced-labor Soviet Gulag inmate, Nobel Laureate, Christian—lamented the “fallacious belief” that “here such things are impossible,” that totalitarianism could not… Read More

Men and Women in Eschatological Perspective, by Glenn Giles

Posted: May 1, 2021

Men and Women in Eschatological Perspective: A look at Inaugurated Eschatology in the Understanding of Major NT Gender Passages There have been a multitude of articles and books written on… Read More

NeuroLogica Blog

Posted: April 27, 2021

http://theness.com/neurologicablog/index.php/lessons-from-dunning-kruger/#more-7303 . Not sure how I found this, and I’m not really a reader of psychology blogs, but I found this to be very interesting. I’m not sending to you… Read More

SIW Goes Español!

Posted: April 25, 2021

journey together. humbly. respectfully. We’re Excited to Announce our Spanish Website A Message from Guy Hammond, Executive Director of Strength in Weakness Ministries A Message from Rolando Gonzalez, Leader of… Read More

Quick to Listen, Slow to Speak, and Slow to Become Angry!

Posted: April 24, 2021

Written by John Teal, April 24, 2021 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry…. Read More

How to Read the Bible like a Progressive

Posted: April 24, 2021

How to read the Bible like a progressive—is that really a good idea? No, I’m not suggesting you try this. In fact, I’m going to suggest that you learn how… Read More

It’s in Gazing in the Beauty of the Lord

Posted: April 23, 2021

“The One Thing” by John Porter At the end of your life, if you could pick one thing that you would like to have accomplished, what would that one thing… Read More

IP New Books Release

Posted: April 19, 2021

Click 2021 New Releases for the most recent releases from Illumination Publishers.

Helpful Books (extensive bibliography), Version XXXI

Posted: April 18, 2021

Helpful Books 20 Sep 2022  Version XXXI Click for an extensive, and continually developing, bibliography for the reading Christian.

Q&A 1603—Prophecy of resurrection on third day?

Posted: April 7, 2021

In 1 Corinthians 15:4 I read about Christ “that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.” What scripture was Paul referring to? —… Read More

Q&A 1602—Eucharist: Representation or Re-presentation?

Posted: April 7, 2021

Does the Roman Catholic church correctly interpret the nature of the eucharist [the Lord’s Supper]? Is Christ’s body sacrificed in this ceremony? My friend told me that’s not what they teach…. Read More

How to Live a Life of Daily Peace

Posted: April 6, 2021

REAL LIFE WITH GUY HAMMOND Four Strategies to Living a LIFE of Daily PEACE Strategy #1 Spend time with people who will complete you, not those who will deplete you. Take just 10 mins… Read More

“The One Thing”

Posted: April 5, 2021

At the end of your life, if you could pick one thing that you would like to have accomplished, what would that one thing be? Generally people do not answer… Read More

The Historical Evidence for the Death, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus – Evidence for Easter (Part 3) – Renew

Posted: March 31, 2021

Bobby Harrington | Bio *Editor’s Note: “The Historical Evidence for the Death, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus” was originally released in 2019 and we’re bringing it back to everyone’s attention at an… Read More

Easter

Posted: March 29, 2021

Here you will find a talk plus notes on Easter (7 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as” and you… Read More

Who are the Jehovah’s Witnesses?

Posted: March 24, 2021

I. FOUNDING In the wake of the Second Great Awakening, many sects emerged in 19th century America. A combination of religious liberty and a strong spirit of individualism fostered numerous… Read More

Gay and Christian? by Guy Hammond

Posted: March 23, 2021

Treating Every Person with Dignity, Kindness and Respect, While Standing for Biblical Truth Can a Person be Gay and a Christian at the Same Time? One of the greatest problems facing… Read More

“COC & ICOC: The Rift and the Repair – Revisited”

Posted: March 18, 2021

Join us for a conversation. Common Grounds Unity presents this conversation with Dr. Nick Zola & Dr. Douglas Jacoby on Saturday, March 20. Details on the flyer. Zoom meeting link… Read More

Response to Jesus & Politics

Posted: March 18, 2021

The following is a response to my podcast “Jesus & Politics” from a thoughtful brother one generation behind me. I listened to your talk “Jesus in politics,” and I couldn’t agree… Read More

This Day in History: St. Patrick Dies

Posted: March 17, 2021

On March 17, 461 A.D., Saint Patrick, Christian missionary, bishop and apostle of Ireland, dies at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland. Today he is honored with the annual holiday of St. Patrick’s Day. https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/saint-patrick-dies

Gray deserves Presidential Medal of Freedom

Posted: March 16, 2021

It’s time to bestow America’s highest civilian honor on the renowned civil rights attorney and preacher. Trindi G. Mitchell Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and John Lewis are three… Read More

Q&A 1602—Living with intensity?

Posted: March 16, 2021

How can we know we’re in Jesus’ kingdom, and live in it with his intensity? In Colossians 1:13 the apostle Paul assures us that God has brought us into the kingdom of… Read More

Q&A 1601—If Jesus is real, why are there so many different churches?

Posted: March 16, 2021

If Jesus is real, why are there so many different churches? Because there are many different Jesuses (2 Cor 11:4)! The only way to know we are following the real… Read More

Q&A 1600—Do the 12 apostles connect to the 12 tribes of Israel? 

Posted: March 16, 2021

Does Jesus’ appointment of 12 apostles connect to the 12 tribes of Israel?  Yes, indeed. The 12 patriarchs (Levi, Judah, Benjamin, Dan…) were the 12 sons of Jacob, whose covenant name… Read More

Q&A 1599—Why did Jesus speak Aramaic and not Hebrew?   

Posted: March 16, 2021

Why did Jesus speak Aramaic and not Hebrew?    Why don’t Italians still speak Latin? Why don’t Britons speak Middle English—or even early Modern English (Shakespeare, KJV)? Because languages are constantly… Read More

Q&A 1598—How long was Jesus’s hair?

Posted: March 16, 2021

Any thought on the hair length of Jesus as he is currently portrayed, in light of historical norms? In far too many films and works of art, Jesus is portrayed… Read More

Q&A 1597—Connecting with atheists, without using scripture

Posted: March 16, 2021

Since most atheists require evidence, what would be the best way to approach them, aside from using scripture? Why not the way Paul approached the Athenians (Acts 17), or the… Read More

St. Patrick’s Day

Posted: March 15, 2021

Famous Christians 2: Patrick Here are a podcast plus notes on St. Patrick’s Day (8 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target… Read More

BibleBrew with Daniel Berk

Posted: March 8, 2021

BibleBrew https://www.biblebrewpodcast.com/ Available on Spotify (Coming soon to Apple Podcast as well….) Instagram: @biblebrew BibleBrew is a space for respectful dialogue as we journey through 21st century popular topics such… Read More

Do you have divine insight?

Posted: March 3, 2021

The following contribution is from J. Tyrone Marcus, author of Unbeatable! Seven Pillars of Personal Excellence and co-teacher in the Damian Jean-Baptiste Caribbean School of Ministry. You can follow his… Read More

Truth or Power? by Greg Koukl

Posted: March 1, 2021

Hugh Hewitt begins In, But Not Of—his wonderful handbook for cultivating one’s professional life as a force for Christ—with these words: The effective and mass communication of the gospel depends upon… Read More

Is Humility Just for the Minority?

Posted: March 1, 2021

Written by Clint Mosley, February 27, 2021 As we close out Black History month, I will call our attention to a pair of individuals who embodied an exemplary posture of… Read More

Jesus & Politics

Posted: March 1, 2021

What was Jesus’s approach to politics? And what are the implications for us today? Opening thoughts     Politics is the management of power. Dictionary def: “the activities associated with the governance… Read More

5 reasons Christians should get the COVID-19 vaccine

Posted: February 19, 2021

Dr. Francis Collins, NIH Director and founder of BioLogos, receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccinee. Should you get the COVID vaccine? Many Christians are saying “no” or “not yet.” Here are… Read More

N.T. Character Podcast 67 – James (the brother of Jesus)

Posted: February 16, 2021

James: background There are many Jameses in the Bible. This translates the original name Jacob. This James is the younger brother of Jesus (the 2nd of Mary’s 5 sons). Ya’akov was… Read More

Did Jesus Pray to Himself?

Posted: February 11, 2021

February 2021 If Jesus is God, and Jesus is praying to God, then Jesus must be praying . . . to himself. Well, if that’s what you think, this video… Read More

Q&A 1596—Is Panentheism Christian?

Posted: February 10, 2021

From Wikipedia: “Panentheism (‘all in God’), from the Greek πᾶν, pân, ‘all,’ ἐν, en, ‘in,’ and Θεός, theós, ‘God’) is the belief that the divine pervades and interpenetrates every part… Read More

The Magic Wand and the Touch, by Dave Malutinok

Posted: February 10, 2021

This world has so many problems. We try to solve them through political means and through our freedoms to protest—and even aggressively comment about our leaders. When we think about… Read More

Anne Frank on War

Posted: February 9, 2021

“As you can no doubt imagine, we often say in despair, ‘What’s the point of the war? Why, oh, why can’t people live together peacefully? Why all this destruction?’ “The… Read More

CLEAN – podcast 28, Eutychus (= NT character podcast 66)

Posted: February 9, 2021

To listen to CLEAN podcast 28, Eutychus (15 minutes), click on arrow. To download and listen later, right click here and choose ‘save target as’ or ‘save link as’. Introductory The miracle will take… Read More

Q&A 1595—Does the True Bible Have Only 11 Books?

Posted: February 3, 2021

I recently came across something claiming to be “The Very First Bible.” It claims to be an authentic translation. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this—whether we need to know… Read More

Listen to “The Dangers of Critical Theory”

Posted: February 2, 2021

Listen to The Dangers of Critical Theory from Reasonable Faith Podcast on Apple Podcasts. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dangers-of-critical-theory/id252618197?i=1000451243699

CLEAN – podcast 27, Tabitha (= NT character podcast 65)

Posted: February 2, 2021

To listen to CLEAN podcast 27, Tabitha (Dorcas) (13 minutes), click on arrow. To download and listen later, right click here and choose ‘save target as’ or ‘save link as’. Introductory Today’s reanimation is well-known… Read More

The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters

Posted: February 1, 2021

Review: ‘Irreversible Damage’ by Abigail Shrier JANUARY 29, 2021  |  SHARON JAMES “Dancing mania” hit the city of Strasbourg in 1518, and some people danced until they died of exhaustion. Numerous children… Read More

Isaiah & the 8th cent. BC Pandemic of Injustice

Posted: January 31, 2021

The Torah intimately connects justice and righteousness: If we don’t treat our fellow humans justly, our religion is a sham. In Isaiah’s time, God’s people are spiritually unhealthy—at an all-time… Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 31

Posted: January 31, 2021

The Glory of the Lord We’ve covered a lot of territory—66 chapters of the Word of God (5.5% of the entire Bible), rich in content, metaphor, and power. As we… Read More

Before You Tweet Criticism: Six Considerations | Desiring God

Posted: January 30, 2021

Social media has become an inferno of insults and anger. And sometimes even professing Christians add to the rage without thinking about the foolishness of spewing verbal abuses. We need… Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 30

Posted: January 30, 2021

No Eye Has Seen, No Ear Has Heard… The people’s prayer, which began in chapter 63, continues… 64:7—The Jews request Yahweh to come in judgment / vindication. Touching the mountaintops alludes… Read More

What the Bible Says About QAnon – Christianity Today

Posted: January 29, 2021

Plandemic? QAnon? Bill Gates creating COVID-19? As the novel coronavirus has traveled around the world, so too have conspiracy theories about the origins of the disease and the winners and… Read More

Polyamory and the Overton Window, by Denny Burk

Posted: January 29, 2021

If you had asked me ten years ago whether evangelicals would ever give up ground on the issue of homosexuality, I would have said “no way!” Sure, the evangelical movement… Read More

CLEAN – Podcast 25, Jairus & Daughter (= NT character podcast 64)

Posted: January 29, 2021

To listen to CLEAN podcast 25, Jairus & Daughter (13 minutes), click on arrow. To download and listen later, right click here and choose ‘save target as’ or ‘save link as’. Introduction Review: There are three… Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 29

Posted: January 29, 2021

Trampling Out the Grapes of Wrath Chapters 62-66 pick up a number of themes from the first few chapters of Isaiah. Try to listen out for them—see how many you can… Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 28

Posted: January 28, 2021

Zion’s Day Dawns* In the previous reflection we saw that caring for the poor isn’t just an add-on to our Christian discipleship. (“… If you pour yourself out for the hungry… Read More

Jesus-style Disciple Making and True Discipleship

Posted: January 27, 2021

​ ​ ​​ ​ Dear Discipleship-first Friends, This post is part of series by Discipleship.org leadership, which gives reasons why we believe that Jesus-style disciple making is the best path forward for… Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 27

Posted: January 27, 2021

True Fasting, Wickedness, Justice & Judgment In Isaiah 56-57, there is a strong contrast between the unity of the Lord’s people (56:1-8) and division in the present community (56:9-57:21). Similarly,… Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 26

Posted: January 26, 2021

A House of Prayer for All Nations 56:1-8—Justice and righteousness intimately connected. “Son of man” (v.2) is a Hebraic expression meaning mortal. No one is excluded, e.g. foreigners and eunuchs…. Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 25

Posted: January 25, 2021

Christ, New Jerusalem, Fresh Start We now come to the 4th Servant Song. But who exactly is the servant this time? It can’t be Israel. He appears to be a… Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 24

Posted: January 24, 2021

Awake and Depart! We now enter a new section of Isaiah (chapters 49-55), where there is no Babylon or even mention of Cyrus. The servant figure becomes more prominent – three… Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 23

Posted: January 23, 2021

Potter, Predator, Peace Context:  Cyrus has claimed to be divinely appointed by Yahweh to free the Jewish exiles, resettle Judah, rebuild the Jerusalem temple, and reign over his people. 45:9—The… Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 22

Posted: January 22, 2021

The Servant of the Lord & a Pagan Messiah  42:1-8—Behold (= lo, in Middle English)—Look at this! This behold is part of a much longer series, and contrasts with my… Read More