Archive for the ‘Thessalonians’ Category

  • Getting the Point: not majoring on the minors

    Mar 11, 14 • Faithfully, ThessaloniansComments Off on Getting the Point: not majoring on the minors
    Getting the Point: not majoring on the minors

    Often Bible readers focus on things that are not the message the writer was trying to communicate. This is hardly “faithful” reading. So what is the danger and how do we avoid it? Putting the issue another way: Are you building you theology on rock or sand? BTW this and the previous video about Ezekiel’s [&hellip...

  • Wonderland Spirituality and the Canaanite Genocide

    Jan 29, 13 • Deuteronomy, Faith, Genocide, Joshua, ThessaloniansComments Off on Wonderland Spirituality and the Canaanite Genocide
    Wonderland Spirituality and the Canaanite Genocide

    What does it mean to “believe”? Can Alice in Wonderland help us avoid a common Evangelical error? And does “it’s in the Bible” end conversation about the “Canaanite genocide”?1 The scare quotes round Canaanite genocide indicate my question, still as far as I am concerned unanswered whether such an “event” occurred, or even was (fictionally?) [&hellip...

  • E100-90: 1 Thessalonians 4:13 – 5:11: The Coming of the Lord

    Aug 20, 10 • E100, ThessaloniansComments Off on E100-90: 1 Thessalonians 4:13 – 5:11: The Coming of the Lord
    E100-90: 1 Thessalonians 4:13 – 5:11: The Coming of the Lord

    To my mind this passage provides a nice example of what Paul was on about in the previous reading, many people get hung up on the picture of Christ descending from heaven, and the possibility of people rising to greet him, and spend their time constructing imaginative and creative theologies and multi-million dollar businesses writing [&hellip...