A Woman Named Jael

A Woman Named Jael

Who is the Deliverer?   One of the fabulous things about the Bible is the varied genres it contains. The story of Deborah and Barak, Jael and Sisera, is told twice: once in narrative prose (Judges 4), and again in poetry (Judges 5). Following the death of Ehud, Israel fell into the hands of Jabin, king of Hazor. Judges 4 emphasizes that it was

Reimagining Adventism, Part 9a: The Gospel and Absurdity

Reimagining Adventism, Part 9a: The Gospel and Absurdity

I worry we, like Pontus Pilate, are too quick to wash our hands. – Dorena Williamson In his article, “Isn’t it Time for a New Mission Story?” activist and author Craig Greenfield makes a startling observation about missionary work among Buddhist cultures. “[U]nder Buddhism”, Craig asserts, “for a god to ‘love the world’ would be shameful and strang

Social Justice in the Minor Prophets, Part 6: Finality and the Finale

Social Justice in the Minor Prophets, Part 6: Finality and the Finale

In this final installment of a series on Social Justice and the Minor Prophets, it is only fitting that we end with a picture of the End. Though Malachi was not the last biblical book to be written (Ezra-Nehemiah and Chronicles followed), there is a sense in which the prophetic voice gives a vivid culmination to the types of problems and solutions