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Q Combinations 4: Donne, Chagall and a possible prayer of Jacob's

This is a complete mismatch chronologically – but there seems an undeniable synergy here (to me at least). For Jacob (the deceiver) is the one from whom the nation is named and the one privileged with extraordinary divine encounters. 198 more words


Why Seven Days? Heavenly Bodies, Ancient Gods, and 24 Hour Tangents

The number 7 plays a significant structural role in both the writings and practices of ancient Israel. Is there something ontologically significant about the number? Is the number 7 something like the c in e=mc2? 1,022 more words


The Five-fold Gifts

The terms found in Ephesians 4:11 are often used to describe the different types of ministry work we Christians do today. And that’s exactly correct. But, these terms were not invented recently, nor were they invented by Christians. 1,237 more words


Why, Joseph, why?

My wife works at a Kindergarten. One of her kids is at that stage where, regardless of what you ask her to do or explain to her, she follows up by asking, “Why?” The first couple of times, it’s amusing, even cute. 675 more words

Jesus In The Old Testament

Review: Five Festal Garments [NSBT]

Five Festal Garments by Barry Webb is the tenth volume in the New Studies in Biblical Theology series edited by D. A. Carson. Webb, known for his work on… 1,173 more words


The New Creation

“And in that day I will answer, declares the LORD, I will answer the heavens, and they shall answer the earth, and the earth shall answer the grain, the wine, and the oil, and they shall answer ‘Jezreel,’ and I will sow her for myself in the land. 734 more words


It’s the End of the World as We Know It: The Apocalypse in Popular Culture, Part II – Not Your Father’s Apocalypse

THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT continues to exercise a fascination on the popular imagination. In fact, it’s growing. The number of apocalypse-themed movies from 2000 to 2009 doubled over the previous decade, and are on pace to be doubled again by the end of this decade. 1,037 more words

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