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.

Christ and the Divine Council: Part 1

The concept of angels is much deeper than most Christians realize. The New Testament writers used αγγελος to refer to a class of beings known in the Old Testament as אלהים or gods. For example, Hebrews 1:6 says, “Let all the αγγελοι of God worship [Christ].” Psalm 97:7 says, “Worship [Yahweh], all you אלהים.” ThisContinue reading “Christ and the Divine Council: Part 1”

The OT and Me: What is Our Relationship with It?

Most Christians at some time or another have wondered what we do with the Old Testament (OT). I don’t think I can answer all the questions. But I want to suggest a way of thinking about the OT that may lead to fruitful exegesis. Before my suggestion, I have two thoughts. First, as Christians weContinue reading “The OT and Me: What is Our Relationship with It?”

The State of Modern Biblical Studies

I just read an excellent article from Joshua Berman. He works through the state of modern Biblical Studies and finds many problems with it. “A double standard permeates the field [of biblical studies]: when a scholar adduces evidence for the unity of a biblical text, he is liable to be labeled a conservative and dismissed;Continue reading “The State of Modern Biblical Studies”

Stephen J. Wellum’s God the Son Incarnate: The Doctrine of Christ

Genre. Wellum’s book is a scholarly argument. While readable and understandable, it is comprised entirely of an analysis of both Christology proper and the history surrounding the doctrine. As such, it is suitable for people already familiar with the landscape of Christology and a general knowledge theological history. Organization. In the introduction, Wellum stated thatContinue reading “Stephen J. Wellum’s God the Son Incarnate: The Doctrine of Christ”

Symposium Interview: Judson Green and the Divine Council

Today, my buddy and I interview Judson Greene, a friend of mine at BJU. He wrote the papers on YHWH and the divine council that I read earlier this year.

The Origin of the Gods

Welcome back. This week, we are continuing our venture into what the Bible says about the supernatural. This is a continuation of the series YHWH: God of the Gods. In this episode, we are going to answer the question: where did the gods come from? We will start with a short story from Phoenicia thatContinue reading “The Origin of the Gods”

Notes on the Kingdom of God in the Old Testament

Here are my notes on the Kingdom of God in the Old Testament. Some are manuscripts others are just outlines. I hope that you’ll enjoy 🙂 lesson-2b-teacher-outline-1.docx lesson-3b-teacher-outline-1.docx lesson-5-teacher-outline-1.docx lesson-6b-teacher-outline-1.docx lesson-7b-teacher-outline-1.docx lesson-8-teacher-outline-1.docx lesson-3a-teacher-outline-1.docx lesson-2a-teacher-outline-2.docx lesson-4-teacher-outline-1.docx lesson-6a-teacher-outline-2.docx lesson-7a-teacher-outline-1.docx lesson-7c-teacher-outline-1.docx lesson-1-teacher-outline-1.docx

Above and Below: The Source of the Disagreement Between Covenant and Dispensational Theology

There has been no small feud between Covenant Theology and Dispensational Theology. Theologians have argued constantly over which theology is better, using the tools of exegesis and logic, as well as red herrings, straw men, and bandwagons. And Each side presents a highly logical case and can defend it well. But why do they disagree?Continue reading “Above and Below: The Source of the Disagreement Between Covenant and Dispensational Theology”

Ancient Archieves of the Coming Kingdom

I’ve been preping a Sunday School series that I plan to teach this summer. The series is about the Kingdom of God, and I call it Ancient Archieves of Coming Kingdom. The next several posts will be lessons in that series. Some of the lessons are manuscripted, others are outline format. If you would likeContinue reading “Ancient Archieves of the Coming Kingdom”