Just before Jacob meets his brother Esau we have this night along the Jabbok that changes him. It’s a night of wrestling with God that has just always confused me…so let’s talk about it! Continue reading RANDOM TEXTUAL CONFUSION MEANDERINGS PT 5: LET’S GET READY TO RUMMMMBLLLLLEEEEE!!!!!
In this “meanderings” post we look at some possibly confusing words from the end of Jude. What is Jude saying? What is he not? And where do we ultimately land and find peace? Continue reading RANDOM TEXTUAL CONFUSION MEANDERINGS PT 4: “Keeping in God’s Love”…what?
In today’s “random textual confusion meanderings” I take a look at “Abraham’s test”. What was it, what’s going on, why is God doing this, and what in the world does it all mean? Continue reading RANDOM TEXTUAL CONFUSION MEANDERINGS PT 3: Abraham’s Test
In this second edition of random textual meanderings, we look at the brief story of Sarai offering up Hagar to Abram. It’s a very odd story that really declares some very harsh, and beautiful, things. Continue reading RANDOM TEXTUAL CONFUSION MEANDERINGS PT 2: Sarai, Hagar, and Ishmael
I’ve been wanting to start a new blog series for awhile now where I try to clear up any muddy biblical text (or at least make it less muddy) and so we begin with Ham and the curse he receives for seeing his father the way he came into this world. So let’s dive into the mud, splash around a bit (as much “splashing” as one can do in mud) and try to understand just what this text is doing, why it’s here, how it reveals who we are, and ultimately how it points to Christ. Continue reading RANDOM TEXTUAL CONFUSION MEANDERINGS PT1: The Curse of Ham