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(This blog post is inspired by episode #2 of the Adventures in Theology podcast). Listen to this episode of the podcast on Apple podcasts, Anchor, Spotify, or wherever else you enjoy streaming podcasts! *** If you don’t know too much about Joshua, you need to know this, a large part of the narrative is a conquest. And Joshua begins […]

5 Clarifications About God and Violence in the Old Testament

*(The following was originally a research paper of mine from October of 2018 which has been adapted for this blog post) Understanding the relationship between faith and works is an important study as it influences how we view the anatomy of faith. What is the right relationship between saving faith and works? To make this […]

The Right Relationship Between Faith and Works (James 2:14-26)

If you have ever found yourself looking at the condition of the world and wondering: “God, where are you in all of this?” If so, Habakkuk is the forefather of that feeling!  Habakkuk’s short three-chapter “book” is a prophetic poem with a real problem. Israel, the people who were supposed to be “the people of […]

Learning to Trust the Story When You Don’t Like the Chapter You Are In

“Oh, I can just not seem to read the Bible every day. It’s just so boring.” I have heard this phrase too many times and it still baffles me! Whenever I hear this I think of all the possible reasons why this person perceives the Bible as boring. Perhaps they don’t enjoy reading? Maybe they […]

Two Ways to Approach the Bible in a Fresh Way

Easily one of my favorite kinds of art is known as a mosaic. If you don’t know what a mosaic is, you should google it! But to try to describe it, it is a picture or pattern produced by arranging together small colored pieces of hard material, such as stone, tile, or glass. It is […]

How the Bible is Like a Mosaic