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The Politics of Extraordinary Ordinariness

My latest post has just been published over on Political Theology Today.

Within Deuteronomy, much of the focus is upon preparation for war in the land and the relationship with other nations is routinely presented in terms of conflict and opposition.

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Patrolling Heavenly Attendants

There’s definitely some parallels between Zechariah’s horses patrolling the earth and the heavenly beings in Job 1-2 (including the Satan).

Zechariah 1.10-11

10       So the man who was standing among the myrtle trees answered, ‘These are they whom the LORD has sent to…

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In the Midst of the Gods: Part II

Now that we have a better understanding of the meaning of the Hebrew term elohim we can now apply it. As far as I can tell, everyone believes Psalm 82 is connected with Deuteronomy 32; specifically verse 8. 600 more words

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In the Midst of the Gods: Part I

The Divine Council seems like an obscure subject initially. But the thinking behind it actually pulses through both testaments.

Most Christians are used to thinking of the (triune) Godhead and angels as the occupants of heaven. 357 more words

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The Politics of the Death of the Nation's Beloved

My latest post over at Political Theology Today has just been published. This week, I am reflecting on 2 Samuel 1, and David’s lament over the deaths of Saul and Jonathan. 321 more words

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How Do You Solve A Problem Like Sophia?

I’ve written some brief thoughts on the question of the biblical and apocryphal imagery of Sophia.

The image of Wisdom (Sophia) in Proverbs and elsewhere needs to be understood in terms of the broader picture within she occurs.

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An Unpolished Amalgam of Thoughts on Gendering God

The question of the gender of God is now a live one in evangelicalism. Although many of us are acquainted with earlier controversies and debates about the gender of God in mainstream and academic theological circles, my sense is that the theological Overton Window on these issues is currently expanding in evangelical contexts. 3,408 more words

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