June 17, 2022

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. (Gn 1:27 ESV) Approaching Image Bearing The creation of humankind stands at the pinnacle of all creation. Stars, moons, water, seas, plants, and animals created in wonderous varieties and yet, humans are the only image bearers of God on earth. We are set apart from the rest of creation, but how is that demonstrated and perhaps more importantly... Read more

April 18, 2022

Introduction In the Old Testament (OT) we see the term ‘sojourner’ used 129 times (Hebrew gwr).  In the New Testament (NT) we see it only twice (in Greek form paroikus); Acts 7:6 during Stephen’s speech recounting Israel’s history and in 1 Peter 2:11, where Peter is addressing his fellow Jews.   However, the concept of sojourner is more prevalent than the term and more importantly interpreted by Jesus in perhaps an unexpected way which we will explore.  But, to understand Jesus’... Read more

March 3, 2022

Embed from Getty Images Probably the most famous exorcism Jesus performed was that of the demoniac Legion from the possessed man in Gergesa who had been living in the graveyard (Mark 5:1-19, Luke 8:26-39, Matt 8:28-9:1).  This is a Hollywood epic horror story. The possessed man breaks free of chains, cannot be subdued by anyone, and runs through the graveyard howling and screaming. Could this be the source of the werewolf legends? Did Stevenson have this as an analogous inspiration... Read more

February 16, 2022

And Abraham said to his servant, the oldest of his household, who had charge of all that he had, “Put your hand under my thigh, that I may make you swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and God of the earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell, but will go to my country and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son... Read more

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