Old Testament Diversity. It is real and God is Cool With it….

Old Testament Diversity. It is real and God is Cool With it….    “The word of God cannot be kept safe from the rough-and-tumble drama of human history. For the Bible to be the word of God implies the exact opposite.” Lately I have been re-reading Peter Enn’s book “Inspiration and Incarnation, evangelicals and the […]

No Bacon For You….. “Strange prohibitions in the Bible.”

No Bacon For You….. “Strange prohibitions in the Bible.” In the strange book of Leviticus (read it, it’s an exhausting read with strange foreign commands )  we are told that bacon is extremely bad and one should not eat it — some of you are thinking, “it’s a good thing we have move past this […]

Anthony Jaramillo: Cultural Myths and Christianity?

Anthony Jaramillo: Cultural Myths and Christianity?    I must preface this short article by mentioning that the following text is a collection of brainstorming ideas and assumptions from my current limited knowledge that I have yet to fully research. The conclusions drawn from these assumptions are far from being set in stone and will most […]

Current Interest: The Septuagint

Current Interest: The Septuagint     Definition The Septuagint is the name of the ancient Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible also known as the LXX. The Hebrew Bible, translated into the Greek language, with a Latin title. Certainly, the Septuagint is a testimony to the religious, cultural, and political background of the world surrounding the […]

Wrestling with Tough Old Testament Questions

Wrestling with Tough Old Testament Questions   Matthew Schlimm is Associate Professor of Old Testament at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. His most recent book is This Strange and Sacred Scripture: Wrestling with the Old Testament and Its Oddities (Baker Academic). 1) Why does Genesis have two creation stories? On really important matters, the […]

Tim Mackie, Brief Interview On The Old Testament

Tim Mackie, A Brief Interview On The Old Testament   Tim Mackie is a pastor at Door of Hope  and a professor at Western Seminary and has started a really good project on the Bible with his friends Jonathan Collins and Gerry Breshears , of which I personally think is the best videos on explaining the Bible yet. Check […]

Out Growing The Old Testament?

Out Growing The Old Testament?   It has become very popular to ridicule and mock the Hebrew Bible, what christians namely call “the Old Testament.” I am not fond of calling it the “Old Testament,” it makes it sound like my grandmas old record player (though these are apparently hip now), outdated by time. After […]

Matthew R. Schlimm, Questions on The Hebrew Scriptures.

The Hebrew Scriptures, Matthew R Schlimm Photo Credit: Jake Fabricius  1) How has the OT been misread and misunderstood?  In too many ways to count!  Here are four common ways to misread it. First, people impose their own ideas onto the text, rather than drawing the text’s ideas out into their lives.  Second, readers cherry-pick whatever […]

Interview with Dr. Matthew Schlimm, The Old Testament.

Interview with Dr. Matthew Schlimm, The Old Testament   The OT has often been viewed as strange and difficult, but as Schlimm said,”I refuse to give up on the Bible, no matter how problematic it may be. The Old testament has been my friend since childhood, and as with any good friendship, there are commitments […]

Genesis

Genesis   Genesis is often a complicated book and many of us are just unsure how to read many parts of the OT. I have decided to interview Brett Dayton, who holds degrees in Theology and has studied Genesis for years now. In fact, he has told me on several occasions that Genesis holds some […]