Tags » Biblical Theology

Joshua and Jihad: Part II of Joshua, Jesus and Jihad

Is it only the end or purpose of jihad that we want to quibble with Islamic State over, or is it the means as well? 1,985 more words

Theology And Ethics

An anarchistic reading of the Bible—(1) Approaching the Bible

Ted Grimsrud—January 25, 2015

I have become motivated to pursue, as a thought experiment, an anarchistic reading of the Bible, for several reasons. For quite some time, probably going back to my discovery of Christian pacifism now nearly 40 years ago, I have found the Bible to be a great resource for thinking politically. 1,466 more words

Peace Theology

The Bible and same-sex marriage

Ted Grimsrud

Lecture presented at Oak Grove Mennonite Church (Smithville, Ohio)—January 18, 2015

As I understand it, I have been invited to be with you today in order to speak from a biblically grounded perspective. 4,959 more words

Biblical Theology

How Does Jesus Challenge Us Most?

Ted Grimsrud

Sermon preached at Oak Grove Mennonite Church (Smithville, Ohio)—January 18, 2015—Genesis 12:1-3; Leviticus 19:33-34; Matthew 25:34-40

I am happy to be with you this morning. 2,519 more words


First Glance: Ruth 2

“As it turned out, she was working in a field belong to Boaz, who was from the clan of Elimelek” (Ruth 2:3b)

God’s activity is subtle in the book of Ruth.

382 more words
First Glance

Biblical symbolism - when is it taken too far?

Trees as symbols of men. The old covenant high priest as a picture of the redeemed man, dressed as a pomegranate tree. The tabernacle as the body of Christ, literally and figuratively. 2,785 more words