Searching the Bible to find the author of Psalm 89.
Looking at familiar Scripture in new ways can help us see what it’s all about. Psalm 136 is famously repetitive, but don’t let “repetitive” become “boring.”
The Israelites were famously bad at math, but here’s an instance where they relied on a technique that wouldn’t even be invented for another 3,000 years.
Malachi 4:5 seems impossible, or at best a contradiction. What happens when Jesus’s disciples finally get up the courage to ask about it?
Who doesn’t love Hebrew puns foretelling destruction?
Hidden glory in “the boring part” of Numbers 33.
Learning about Mosaic law from Fiddler on the Roof.
Jesus tells us how to avoid losing the preparation of Advent and the hope of Christmas in the messiness of January. And February. And March…
You’re part of the invasion force of Heaven, and every work you do for the Kingdom of God is part of the assured fall of Satan at the word of Jesus.
Sometimes I forget that God has a name. This psalmist is happy to remind me, over and over again.
Why does the author of Chronicles leave out the story of David and Bathsheba? That seems like a major oversight.
The mountaintop is waiting.
A lived example of Jesus’s proclamation about not hiding a lamp—or a woman—under a basket.
Matching the cycle of forgiveness with the cycle of sanctification.
The economy of God is not based on fairness, but on gifts and obedience.
Bringing the men who guard the gates of the tabernacle into the modern church.
When the psalms appear to disagree with Jesus’s lifestyle, we need to take a second look.
What do Pulp Fiction and J.G. Wentworth have to do with the parable of the sower?
Exploring the relationship of sin, repentance, and forgiveness with the help of a Pharisee and a prostitute.
How do we make sure we encounter God in the Bible, and not just a mirror of ourselves?
Three months? Mary stayed with Elizabeth for a long time! Think with me for a few minutes about that visit.
How did Luke hear the story of Jesus staying behind in the Temple as a little boy?
Paul reaches back into history and into Scripture to write an old law in a new way for the Corinthians.