Nurturing My Sons’ Masculinity (or Toxicity?) [Common Thought]

For those who have known me over the last ten years would know, I have been hyper intentional with raising my boys. My wife and I spent years constructing our family rules so they would […]

Paul’s “Flesh-y” Thoughts in Romans [Course Reverie]

This last week our MANT cohort began our second class on Romans with Dr. Scot McKnight. This class is focused on chapters nine through eleven, which heavily focus on the theological topic of election. Because […]

Micah: Prophet of God’s Faithful Kingship [Examining Biblical Literature]

Historical Background: Micah’s first verse is a timestamp that would seem to make it much easier for us to know when the text was historically composed. Sadly, this timestamp is actually not as helpful as […]

Ezra-Nehemiah: Reforming & Rebuilding the People of God [Examining Biblical Literature]

Historical Background: The books Ezra and Nehemiah were originally one book, but at some point after King Jesus the book was split into two.[1] The events of Ezra-Nehemiah take place primarily in the mid-400’s BCE. […]

Jonah: Prophet of Resentment towards God [Examining Biblical Literature]

Historical Background: Jonah is another biblical text that is notoriously hard to land on a date. Thankfully, I am not looking for a hard origin point for these texts but the most likely composition era […]

Job: Hating God because of Suffering [Examining Biblical Literature]

Historical Background: The book of Job is notoriously hard to date as a piece of literature. It may have some parallels to mythic epics in Babylon, but nothing as close as the Gilgamesh epic to […]