Revelation #1: Anabaptist Apocalyptic Fever, a Fresh Word, and Exile

Yesterday at Pangea Communities we began the LONG journey preaching through the book of Revelation. I spend some time in this first talk wrestling with apocalyptic fanaticism in my own tradition of Anabaptism. In the 1530′s a group of so-called Anabaptists in Münster decided that the New Jerusalem would be located there. So, by all means [Read More...]

North Korea may bomb the hell out of us and blow us to smithereens, yet we will cling to the instability of hope

  ***I wrote this article prior to the events in Boston, otherwise my title would have been a bit more sensitive. My prayers go out to the victims and their families. At the moment, I have the unfortunate luck to commute about an hour to and from work every day. Don’t get me wrong, I [Read More...]

Lost World of Genesis One – A visual introduction (Video Resource)

This week I had the opportunity to present the main ideas of John Walton’s The Lost World of Genesis One: ancient cosmology and the origins debate to my Old Testament Theology classmates.  I had a wonderful time talking about Genesis 1 and evolution issues and thought I’d share some of the slides with you.  I [Read More...]

Rediscovering the Lost World of Genesis One (Best Interpretation I’ve Seen!)

The most convincing interpretation of the passage at hand is found in John Walton’s, The Lost World of Genesis One.  After reading this book, my view of the chapter has evolved.  I am going to attempt to summarize Walton’s perspective, but would strongly urge you to read his prolific book in its entirety.  His basic [Read More...]


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