The Court against Oppression: Biblical Legal Theory from a Covenant Law Suit

In this podcast, we discover how an ancient Israelite prophet argued his legal case against Israel. This discovery shows how the legal system in Israel was based on a common-law system.

Update: Blog and Podcast

So the question is where have I been? I’m not really sure, I think. At the beginning of June I contracted COVID19 and underwent its symptoms. I nailed ever symptom on the list but thankfully I stayed out of the hospital. It pretty much crushed my creativity though, so I wasn’t able to write much.Continue reading “Update: Blog and Podcast”

The Marriage of Rightwing Politics and Social Darwinism

Preface: several years ago I used to be super rightwing. However, as I’ve grown in Christ and studied more, I’ve realized that rightwing political positions don’t always align with Scripture. I’ve realized that I have the choice to follow Scripture completely or follow rightwing politics completely—but I can’t do both. So, I’ve chosen to alignContinue reading “The Marriage of Rightwing Politics and Social Darwinism”

Book Review: The Book of Isaiah and God’s Kingdom by Andrew Abernethy

Book Review: The Book of Isaiah and God’s Kingdom Abernethy, Andrew T. The Book of Isaiah and God’s Kingdom: A Thematic-Theological Approach. New Studies in Biblical Theology. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2016. Summary Abernethy’s book is an attempt to understand the theology of Isaiah. Isaiah is a huge book and so, to keep things simple,Continue reading “Book Review: The Book of Isaiah and God’s Kingdom by Andrew Abernethy”

Christians and the Undoing of America (Part 1)

America totters on the edge of collapse. Or so it seems, anyway. The nation which was self proclaimed a “light on a hill” now seems to give no more light than a glow-in-the-dark sticker. The manifest destiny which once was defined by greatness, now leans toward destruction. In this dark hour in American history, ChristiansContinue reading “Christians and the Undoing of America (Part 1)”

The Supremacy of Love

The church at Corinth had a problem: they were divisive, and petty. They fought over issues like: who is the best preacher, what are we free to do as Christians, or how to perform one’s spiritual gift. That last issue, Paul spends three chapters (12-14) detailing the use and function of the gifts within theContinue reading “The Supremacy of Love”

Part2: COVID19, BJU v. US, and Christian Rights

By Nate Labadorf I wrote this article COVID19, BJU v. US, and Christian Rights over a month ago, but I think it deserves some follow through. The article was intended to push back against the caustic way Christians are insisting on “their rights” during the COVID19 epidemic. In the article, I work through the BJUContinue reading “Part2: COVID19, BJU v. US, and Christian Rights”

Rethinking My Christianity: More than just Politics

By Nate Labadorf I suppose this post starts with a simple admission: I didn’t intend my original post and my follow up post to cause the stir it did. The original intention of the post was to explain to my average of 20 readers why I have changed political/theological views over the past year. IContinue reading “Rethinking My Christianity: More than just Politics”

Rethinking My Christianity: Follow Through

By Nate Labadorf I want to say, thank you for your response to my earlier post. I certainly have benefited from the feedback I’ve received. I felt it might be necessary to add a few points that may easy some tensions. First, why do I bring up segregation and racism so much? Do I thinkContinue reading “Rethinking My Christianity: Follow Through”

Rethinking My Christianity: Why I’ve Changed in the Last Year

Some people are probably wondering what happened to me. I used to be a super rightwing guy with a fundamentalist view of Scripture and life. Now, I lean center in my politics and only agree with fundamentalism in that there are narrow doctrinal positions that define Christianity. Why this change? This process has been goingContinue reading “Rethinking My Christianity: Why I’ve Changed in the Last Year”