Monthly Archives: October 2015

Singing Lies in Church?

As Christians we love to sing. This is an important and beautiful part of worship. But the words to these song teach theology … and the theology isn’t always right. One place where our song may take us wrong is … Continue reading

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That is Wisdom!

The last passage considered by Walter Moberly in his excellent book Old Testament Theology: Reading the Hebrew Bible as Christian Scripture is Job 28 read in context with Job 1-2. We looked at this chapter earlier when working through the … Continue reading

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Just the Facts Please

Headlines scream … Ex-Christians, Young Adults Leaving the Faith, A Generation of Dropouts, Quitting Church, the Rise of the Nones. We are on the verge of a crisis with faith and the faithful in retreat. Could we be the last … Continue reading

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Creation Beyond Genesis

The next chapter of Kyle Greenwood’s new book Scripture and Cosmology: Reading the Bible Between the Ancient World and Modern Science looks at the range of creation or origins narratives in the Old Testament. Genesis 1 is the obvious place … Continue reading

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Spectators or Participants?

I am traveling this week – and leading a rather time-intensive (and exciting) experiment. As a result here is a favorite, lightly edited post: Are we fans or players? The following was making its way around Facebook. It is not … Continue reading

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Perplexity, Paradox, and Psalms

The next passages Walter Moberly considers in his excellent, thought-provoking book Old Testament Theology: Reading the Hebrew Bible as Christian Scripture are two of the Psalms – 44 and 89. Although the Hebrew name for the book of Psalms is … Continue reading

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Jesus and Jonah

Last week I put up a post summarizing Walter Moberly’s chapter on Jonah, Forget the Fish Already!. The post focused on the genre and message of the book. Moberly, like most OT scholars, considers the book to be something of … Continue reading

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A Three-Tiered Universe – Earth, Heavens, and Seas

The second and third chapters of Kyle Greenwood’s new book Scripture and Cosmology: Reading the Bible Between the Ancient World and Modern Science deal with ancient Near Eastern cosmologies and the cosmologies found in Scripture. In these chapters Greenwood argues … Continue reading

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The Sweep of Scripture and The Kingdom of God

Over the last several years I have spent most of my commutes listening to Scripture read or performed in order to be immersed in and formed by the story of God’s work in the world. (Far better than spending the … Continue reading

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