Podcast Teaser: A Grimm Way of Law

So, I’m working on a podcast that will be fascinating. I’m not going to give the subject away yet, but part of my research involves Jacob Grimm–the guy who coauthored Grimm’s Fairy Tales. While most of his work revolved around ancient German folktales, he also wrote on legal subjects as well. He used his folktaleContinue reading “Podcast Teaser: A Grimm Way of Law”

Christ as King: The Royal Supremacy of Christ

Hey y’all, I just finished a paper for Christology on the topic of Christ as King. It’s not super technical, so you’ll find it a more or less easy read. https://www.academia.edu/41312010/Christ_As_King_The_Royal_Supremacy_of_Christ Here is a summery of it: Christians often treat Jesus as a friend and a brother, as well they should. He is both theContinue reading “Christ as King: The Royal Supremacy of Christ”

Christ and the Divine Council

Paper Link: https://www.academia.edu/40941687/Christ_and_the_Divine_Council Recently I  wrote a paper on Christ’s relationship with the divine council. This paper has changed my view on a lot of things in the Scriptures. For example, one of the things that I discovered is that Jesus’ death “reconciles all things to himself . . . whether things on earth orContinue reading “Christ and the Divine Council”

Psalm 58: The Failure of the Divine Council

I wrote a commentary on Psalm 58, which is pretty in-depth. If you’re not into technical Hebrew, just skip to the end where I summarize the psalm. Check it out here! Psalm 58 combines all that makes Hebrew poetry hard: ellipses, rare words, confusing syntax, vague analogies, and imprecations. Yet, even in this muddle, theContinue reading “Psalm 58: The Failure of the Divine Council”

Red Herrings and the Racial Divide

Another problem in the ethnic relations debate is the systematic use of red herrings. The white church uses this so much that we are about to cause this fish to go extinct. Here’s what I mean. When we white evangelicals come to the table, we bring along our political views and place them alongside ourContinue reading “Red Herrings and the Racial Divide”

On Racial Dialogue in Evangelicalism

I’ve noticed something in my study of ethnic relations in the church. It is that often the white majority simply ignore the minorities. We see the social justice movement and we read the books. And we point out again and again the hermeneutical issues of the social justice movement. It is not wrong to critiqueContinue reading “On Racial Dialogue in Evangelicalism”

The Evangelical Church in the Future

There is no doubt that Neo-Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism are in for a good deal of change. What were two distinct camps within Evangelicalism are now beginning to mingle. It seems that in the church, new battlefronts are taking shape and forcing these two separate parties to unite or die. In the past, on the oneContinue reading “The Evangelical Church in the Future”

Two Nations Under God: The Mosaic and New Covenants

We all struggle with interpreting the Mosaic Covenant as Christians. Well, we know what the Law says, it is clear enough. But what does it mean to us. Here is my answer. But like all good answers, there is a bit involved. First, the Mosaic Covenant (from now on revered to as the Law) establishedContinue reading “Two Nations Under God: The Mosaic and New Covenants”

Probing Fundamentalism

I have been thinking a lot about Fundamentalism and fundamentalism. I can safely that the I am not part of the first category–Fundamentalism. This group is dedicated to the KJVO, antimodern, and antintellectual. Getting my PhD eliminates me from this group. The second group is the tricky one. It started with the idea of beingContinue reading “Probing Fundamentalism”

Jesus: YHWH, Prophet, and Message

While the commission of Isaiah is often cited for missions, the message that the Lord gives him is often overlooked. Here is what Isaiah was to preach: And he said, “Go, and say to this people: “‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand; keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’ Make the heart of thisContinue reading “Jesus: YHWH, Prophet, and Message”