Ancient History, Church, History, Reading

How Do You Read the Book of Esther?

On Tuesday mornings, there is a ladies' Bible study that meets in the teen center - right next to my office. Most Tuesdays, I don't get into my office until later in the day, but this week I was there because I had a hospital visit that got pushed up. I had a chance to… Continue reading How Do You Read the Book of Esther?

Ancient History, History, Theology, Things We Shouldn't Discuss, Videos

The Creation Story of Genesis 1 as a “Temple Image”?

Out of Ur recently posted this video of Peter Enns asking readers' questions to N.T. Wright. It is not secret that I find Wright a very thought provoking writer and thinker, so I was intrigued to hear what he had to say. I'm not completely convinced that Wright gets everything right (sorry, unavoidable pun) but… Continue reading The Creation Story of Genesis 1 as a “Temple Image”?

Ancient History, Church, History, Ministry Connections, Theology

The Necessity of Doubt

Yesterday I blogged a video of Peter Enns defending his view of Genesis 1-3. Jason, an online friend of mine, blogged on a conversation that has been going on between Enns and Kevin DeYoung over DeYoung's opposition to Enns' book. I have watched the whole interchange with peripheral glances since the matter really doesn't mean… Continue reading The Necessity of Doubt

Ancient History, History, Theology, Things We Shouldn't Discuss, Videos

How do we read Genesis 1-3?

Peter Enns, a professor of Old Testament and New Testament Studies at Eastern University, has written a book that is getting a lot of press time in the Christian blogosphere. The book, entitled¬†The Evolution of Adam, attempts to reconcile the Genesis record with modern scientific thought, as well as explain the apostle Paul's use of… Continue reading How do we read Genesis 1-3?