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The FIRST Field of Blood (short)

The FIRST Field of Blood (short)

Did you know... that the field bought with Judas' betrayal silver (Matt. 27:3-10) is not the first "field of blood" in the Bible? The first is the field Cain took Abel to... for the original biblical story of betrayal.... which left Abel's blood crying out from the...

Abraham’s Promise & The New Creation

Abraham’s Promise & The New Creation

(Previous: Abraham's Promise Fulfilled?) Picking up where we left often, we're now in a good position to ask a bigger question, a question about how Abraham's promise fits into the larger story of Scripture: What does God's promise to Abraham have to do with His work...

Dove & Spirit (short)

Dove & Spirit (short)

Can Scripture explain why God's Spirit appears as a dove at Jesus' baptism? First, a quick word study shows no unique, explicit and direct association between God's Spirit and a dove in the Old Testament. However... it turns out there is an implicit and indirect...

Abraham’s Promise Fulfilled? (short)

Abraham’s Promise Fulfilled? (short)

  Once we know that God's promise to Abraham is to help the world overcome the curses of sin with the blessings of righteousness, we can look around and notice partial glimpses of that promise fulfilled within Genesis itself. Like... Earlier when the "righteous"...

The Bible Saga Study

The Bible Saga Study

I believe the Bible offers two "epic" story experiences: Bible study as a romantic quest: digging into an ancient mystery of profound cultural importance that offers awe inspiring moments of discovery/realization; an experience with the mystique of films like Goonies,...

God of Patterns: A Simple Primer

God of Patterns: A Simple Primer

The Bible is no simple book. But a massive collection of texts that sprawl 1,000s of years of person, places and events. How can we even begin to understand such a work? In my 2.5 decades of studying the Bible, one key to unlocking it as a singular and cohesive...

The 7 Last Words of Jesus in Context

The 7 Last Words of Jesus in Context

When you read the last words of Jesus on the cross, do you read them alone or in the context of Scripture more broadly? And can learning to do the later deepen your sense of their meaning? In this article, we'll consider how each of the 7 last sayings of Jesus can be...

Road to JJ #2: Outline Complete

Road to JJ #2: Outline Complete

Greetings friends! The preparations for JJ #2 are finally underway! I know, its been a while... ...But after several moves and a related bible study side-project (here), I've finally got the needed clarity and small budget to move the series forward. The first step is...

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