Ancient History, History, King of Hopelessness: A Study of Ruth

King of Hopelessness, pt 3 (Ruth 1:6-18)

וַתָּקָם הִיא וְכַלֹּתֶיהָ וַתָּשָׁב מִ‍שְּׂדֵי מוֹאָב כִּי שָׁמְעָה בִּשְׂדֵה מוֹאָב כִּי־פָקַד יְהוָה אֶת־עַמּוֹ לָתֵת לָהֶם לָחֶם׃ וַתֵּצֵא מִן־הַמָּקוֹם אֲשֶׁר הָיְתָה־שָׁמָּה וּשְׁתֵּי כַלֹּתֶיהָ עִמָּהּ וַתֵּלַכְנָה בַדֶּרֶךְ לָשׁוּב אֶל־אֶרֶץ יְהוּדָה׃ וַתֹּאמֶר נָעֳמִי לִשְׁתֵּי כַלֹּתֶיהָ לֵכְנָה שֹּׁבְנָה אִשָּׁה לְבֵית אִמָּהּ יַעַשׂ יְהוָה עִמָּכֶם חֶסֶד כַּ‍אֲשֶׁר עֲשִׂיתֶם עִם־הַמֵּתִים וְעִמָּדִי׃ יִתֵּן יְהוָה לָכֶם וּמְצֶאןָ מְנוּחָה אִשָּׁה בֵּית אִישָׁהּ וַתִּשַּׁק לָהֶן… Continue reading King of Hopelessness, pt 3 (Ruth 1:6-18)

Ancient History, History, King of Hopelessness: A Study of Ruth, Series

King of Hopelessness, pt 1 (Ruth 1:1-2)

Introduction This morning, I am beginning a new series on the blog, studying probably my favorite book in the Scriptures, Ruth. In many ways, Ruth is something of a preface to the books of Samuel and Kings. It offers a slightly off beat look into the origins of David, the keystone of the entire narrative… Continue reading King of Hopelessness, pt 1 (Ruth 1:1-2)

Ancient History, General, History

Revisiting Paul the Apostle to the Gentiles

Last year, I blogged on the apostle Paul and the possibility that his father was a Gentile, which colored his approach the gospel in a positive (divinely appointed) kind of way. This helps inform us when studying the book of Luke, which we are doing at Bedford Road, so I think it is worth considering… Continue reading Revisiting Paul the Apostle to the Gentiles

Ancient History, Church, History, Theology

Following Up on the Authority and Reading of the Scriptures

A couple of days ago, I posted about Peter Enns' book The Evolution of Adam. It was interesting to watch how people reacted to the idea that Adam might not have been a historical person. There were some great comments and discussion, and it became obvious from the start that there are two camps - a dichotomy… Continue reading Following Up on the Authority and Reading of the Scriptures

Church, Cross Posts

It’s Not All About Me or You

Joel Watts and I don't always see eye to eye on everything. We encountered each other through a third blogger, Jason Skipper, when Jason started a forum for revitalizing the Fundamentals called re:F. Joel runs in what most would consider a more liberal, more mainline doctrinal discussion than I do, although more often than not… Continue reading It’s Not All About Me or You