April 28, 2019

Let’s be honest, the Bible doesn’t say much about dating. And what little it says about finding a spouse, few people eagerly apply: Abraham sends his servant to a distant land to find a wife for Isaac (Gen 24) Jacob goes on a blind date and ends up with a surprise wife (Gen 29:16-28) Ruth freeloads off an older man’s crops, lays at his dormant feet, and pops the question when he wakes up (Ruth 3:7-13) Samson tells his parents… Read more

April 26, 2019

In the past year, the Old Testament was called a lot of nasty names. Some confused (though well-intentioned) pastors have gone so far as to imply that the OT is unnecessary. While such pastors believe that the Old Testament is divinely inspired, they do not see it as having much authority regarding behavior in the church. While I don’t make it a habit to call out pastors, even if they have views that differ from mine, it’s hard to let… Read more

April 24, 2019

I’ll just say it. I like dragons. Yep, I’m that nerdy guy who’s into the fantasy genre: books, movies, art. If it’s about dragons, I’m into it. Now, if you mention dragons in the Bible, most people will immediately think about the dragon in the book of Revelation. However, what many people don’t know is that dragons are mentioned a lot in the Bible, particularly in the Old Testament. In fact, familiarity with these references to dragons in the OT… Read more

April 22, 2019

Welcome to the inaugural post of the Walk & Word Blog! Thank you for joining us as we explore God’s word together. This blog is the brainchild of friends and colleagues Sam Long, Ron Peters, and John Nugent. We are the professors of Old Testament, New Testament, and Theology respectively at Great Lakes Christian College in Lansing, Michigan. For nearly a year, we’ve been recording a weekly podcast titled After Class (available through iTunes and Google Play). In this podcast,… Read more

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