I have wanted a seminary education since April of 2017. I can’t sing. I’m not athletic. I’m not an artist. I’m not a great leader or a wonderful organizer. I’m not a visionary or a poet. Even though I love people, I’m not a great counselor, and I’m a mediocre (at best) hostess. There are … More A Personal Rant About Seminary
I’ve spent the last several months circling the idea of how to talk to people about Leviticus in a way that will demonstrate something of what I was shown in its pages. Many scholars and bible nerds who love the Lord have written about Leviticus. There are commentaries and excellent summaries for anyone who wants … More Leviticus is a Light Behind the Glass
We’re at the end of the Christmas season, and everyone in our family is returning to a normal schedule on Monday. We’ve had no schedules to keep, no appointments to remember, and no alarms to wake us up in the morning. It has been a luxurious pace of life, but all vacations come to an … More My Tuesday Ladies Study for Winter 2020
Through this series, we’ve been working through some of the issues I encountered while reading Genesis, and so far, they’ve been big ones that are complex and require a lot of context and a lot of words to sort out. Thankfully, however, a few of the issues in Genesis are much easier to answer. Sometimes, … More Issues in Genesis: Noah’s Nakedness
Tomorrow morning, a lot of you will begin a Bible in a Year reading plan. You’ll probably do this with an app, a study guide, a calendar in the back of your Bible, or even a church-wide campaign schedule (if so, hug your pastor for such bold corporate encouragement). Whole Bible reading plans almost universally … More Preparing to Read Leviticus
Welcome back to Issues in Genesis. We’re starting a new series within the series, today, but it’s really just a logical next page in the story. The Handmaid & Her Son is about Hagar, of course, but it’s also the next chapter of Sarah’s* story, too. We’re going to spend this first post talking … More Issues in Genesis: The Handmaid & Her Son, Part 1
Welcome to the conclusion post for The Trafficking of Sarah. In part 1, we defined the problems this passage can present. In part 2, we answered what I call the “clutter questions” that we might bring to this passage. These are the questions we ask of the text that, if left unanswered, can inhibit … More Issues in Genesis: The Trafficking of Sarah, Part 3
Welcome to Part 2 of “The Trafficking of Sarah.” In this part, we’re going to narrow the scope of our questions and put some context on this whole mess. If you haven’t read the Introduction to the Issues in Genesis series or Part 1 of this “issue” (the selling of Sarai/Sarah to other men … More Issues in Genesis: The Trafficking of Sarah, Part 2
I’m not big on New Year’s Resolutions. Instead of making ambitious and unrealistic promises that will inevitably be broken before Lent, I like to approach these things with a lighter attitude. This post isn’t about solemn vows to change the world in the new year. It’s just list of stuff I liked this year and … More Things I Liked in 2019 & Things I’m Trying in 2020.
Ladies and Gentlemen, this might be the shortest post I ever make on this blog, so break out something bubbly and celebrate. I’m still feeling very ill, but my doctor discovered it’s because I was prescribed what is essentially an overdose of my super-strong antibiotic, and we’ve corrected that. I am finally on the mend. … More Logos Bible Software – You Do Know You Can Use it for Free, Right?