Monthly Archives: February 2020

A Rhythm for Worship

Michael LeFebvre (The Liturgy of Creation) looks at the rhythm of the ancient Israelite calendar as recorded in the Pentateuch to provide insight into the creation narrative in Genesis 1. The festivals of Israel are outlined in detail, and provide … Continue reading

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From Metaphor to Reality

A voice of one crying in the wilderness “prepare ye the way of the Lord; make straight the paths of our God.” The impact of the book of Isaiah on Christianity is hard to over-emphasize. Although this is true of … Continue reading

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Confident or Not?

Do you think the scientific method generally produces reliable conclusions? There is an interesting new report out by the Pew Research Center summarizing poll results on views of science: (see the link: Key Findings). The results presented are enlightening and … Continue reading

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A Voice Calling in the Wilderness

From “First Isaiah” connected directly with the historical Isaiah, son of Amoz (Is 1-39) we move to “Second Isaiah” or as Ben Witherington III (Isaiah Old and New: Exegesis, Intertextuality, and Hermeneutics) puts it “Eschatological Isaiah” and specifically to Is … Continue reading

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Days, Months, and Years

We have been slowly working through a new book, The Liturgy of Creation by Michael LeFebvre. The central premise of this book is that we will best understand Genesis 1 when we first understand how calendars work in the Old … Continue reading

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For it is Written

What does it mean when the New Testament authors reference Isaiah or other passages in the Old Testament?  After a brief delay, we return to Ben Witherington III’s recent book (Isaiah Old and New: Exegesis, Intertextuality, and Hermeneutics) and the … Continue reading

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