I’ve often found the Psalms hard work. They can feel quite abstract, repetitive, and given their cultural context kinda hard to relate to. I know that is not everyone’s experience. For many, they are a favourite part of Scripture; a fuel for worship, and an aid to express emotions in prayer. And of course, they…
Tag: old testament
BIOY: Milestones or Millstones?
Today I reached the halfway point of my Bible in one year plan. I started it in January 2018. At this rate, I should finish it in seven years. And then I’m due a sabbatical from the Bible, right? I have tried and failed to complete a BIOY plan many times. This is the first…
The Epic of Eden: Ordering your Dysfunctional Old Testament Closet.
Everyone has a dysfunctional closet somewhere in their lives. A closet where Jabba the Hut could be living, and no one would know it. The closet is crammed full of clothes slipping from their hangers, accessories dangling from the shelves, shoes piled in disarray on the floor. It is impossible to tell where one item…
Theology Matters: How to Read the Bible
Four seminars on how to read the Bible (mp3)
Stephen on the words of Moses: A Matter of Life and Death
Thoughts from Stephen on the lasting, life-giving legacy of the words of Moses.
Charis, by Preston Sprinkle
The Old Testament is a kaleidoscope of grace and Charis by Preston Sprinkle beautifully depicts grace-story after grace-story after grace-story…
An Epic of (un)Biblical Proportions?
2014 will be the year of the biblical epic. And rather fittingly, the films are coming two by two!
A Canon in the Canon?
Have you constructed your own canon within the canon?
The Story of the Bible in 100 Words
How would you summarise the storyline of the Bible in 100 words or fewer?
Is God a Moral Monster?
How could a God of Love command people to wipe out entire nations in the Old Testament? (mp3)