The Downfall of Solomon (in less than 300 words)

In 1 Kings 1-11, 21 we get a sweeping story of the downfall of Israel.  Israel chose to go after other gods and the things of Egypt.  A key passage in this narrative dealing Solomon is the visit from the Queen of Sheba who says: …he made you king to maintain justice and righteousness.  1 [Read More...]

Empire vs. the Neighborhood (Walter Brueggemann)

Another great video from our friends at The Work of the People! Check them out.  This is a great resource for Youth Ministry or church gatherings.  If you are in ministry I highly recommend subscribing to their video club or purchasing the Hi Res videos… Walter Brueggemann on on empire and the liberation of the [Read More...]

Pharaoh's Way or the Way of YHWH? (God as the Just Judge)

Elmer Martens begins his discussion of the cult practices of Israel with Passover. Such an annual festival was explained with great detail, but the theology of such is left unattended (48). He expands his exploration of a theology of sacrifice by noting that ‘substitution’ as commonly understood is not the focal point as many assume [Read More...]

Biggness, Smallness, and the Image of God – Reflections on God as Creator, part 2

Lets read the climatic part of this creation poem* (Genesis 1) that as we said earlier is picked up by Psalm 8: 26 Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over [Read More...]


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