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Definitionally speaking...

It is good to begin any study of anything by defining what, in fact, you are studying. So, let’s start there. What, exactly, am I looking at in this blog – what is “the Wisdom Literature?” What, for that matter, is a “proverb,” since I’m going to be spending an awful lot of time looking at a whole collection of them? 819 more words


Wrapping up The Bible and Wealth: 'It is possible'

The final section of Biblia na Utajiri is about focus, and it summarises a number of the themes of the book so far, including the importance of wisdom, and the necessity of not despairing or giving up. 424 more words

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Book review: "Nothing New Under the Sun: A Blunt Paraphrase of Ecclesiastes"

I remember reading Ecclesiastes in high school, and being utterly baffled: how is this scripture? It seems the opposite of what the gospel message was! “Vanity, vanity, all is vanity!” Everything is useless? 549 more words


Does the Size of the Universe Prove God Doesn’t Exist?

A good colleague of mine at my University of Durham’s philosophy department, Dr. Emily Thomas, recently posted a short essay with this title on the (wonderful) academic multi-disciplinary blogsite… 991 more words


Taking Creation Personally

At intervals through 2017 I pursued the question, “Are we on safe ground theologically to declare that not only is humanity corporately the creation of God, but you and I individually are God’s creations?” 1,801 more words

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Old Testament Wisdom Literature

            Old Testament Wisdom Literature: A Theological Introduction is a collaborative work by Craig G. Bartholomew and Ryan P. O’Dowd printed in 2011, examining and discussing the genre of wisdom literature with specific concentration on Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes. 973 more words



Everyday this week, the 32nd week of the year, we’re reading from the Book of Wisdom. The wisdom literature–Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, Wisdom, Sirach– is not primarily about spiritual wisdom or high level human wisdom, the kind we expect from graduate school. 354 more words