Tag: Identity Formation

Can We Know What Facts Mean? [Course Reverie]

This last week in our Romans class we explored different presentations of Israel’s history in passages in texts from the Old Testament, Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, and New Testament. The most common elements included: The Patriarchs, Moses […]

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 […]

Beginning with History & Identity [Course Reverie]

This last week began classes at Northern Seminary, and the class for my MANT cohort this fall quarter is over the first half of Christianity’s history. Dr. Nassif, our teacher, will place a strong emphasis […]

Larry Hurtado’s “Why on Earth Did Anyone Become a Christian in the First Three Centuries?”

I must admit, Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. To me, it is only fitting that Christians both celebrate the beginning of Lent, the intentional time of embodied reflection leading to the last […]