The Letter of Jeremiah: The Idols are Empty [Examining (Extra)Biblical Literature]

Historical Background: The Letter of Jeremiah is a short text which claims to be written by the prophet Jeremiah and sent to the Jewish Exiles who lived in Babylon. Exilic texts and post-Exilic texts closer […]

Ezekiel: The Prophet in Exile [Examining Biblical Literature]

Historical Background: Ezekiel is a man who was taken captive by Babylon before the destruction of the temple and the city of Jerusalem in 586 BCE. It is likely that Ezekiel was enslaved in the […]

Chosen to go to Hell? [Course Reverie]

As our cohort continued its preparation to head into Romans 9-11 this week, we were tasked with doing some basic research on the names and events Paul mentions from the Old Testament. Unsurprisingly, Paul is […]

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 […]