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A Symbol of Pride and Fear

The Tower of Babel is not a story I thought could be all too controversial. I thought it was an example of human pride over and against God’s plan. 1,364 more words


Incarnation and Cultural Engagement

When I wrote last month’s post on “pro-choice” evangelicals, some commenters on Facebook claimed I was arguing that Christians shouldn’t make moral choices but instead adopt an “anything goes” mentality to get along in pluralistic society. 1,361 more words


Book Review: Re-describing Reality: What we do when we read the Bible

Author: Walter Brueggemann

Publication: London: SCM Press, 2009.

Summary:  In this book, leading Old Testament scholar and theologian Walter Brueggemann describes the methodological approach he uses for interpreting Scripture and provides a number of extended examples from the Old Testament. 539 more words

Changing Focus

He looked at me in the enigmatic way he had as he asked the question.  I had been in great Sturm und Drang over something that thirty-five years later probably seems trivial.   188 more words


A Genealogy of Nations

Biblical genealogies are not my favorite parts of the Bible. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who feels that way. They’re full of names that are given once and never really thought of again. 833 more words


PRAYER: Jonah, by Walter Brueggemann

From Great Prayers of the Old Testament 

And he said:

I cried out to the Lord because of my affliction,
And He answered me.
Out of the belly of Sheol I cried, 3,546 more words