Peter Leithart, James Jordan, and I answer three questions sent in by listeners: 1. why weren’t the Israelites circumcised in the wilderness? 2. What is the meaning of the second sign of leprosy given to Moses? 3. Is the strong man of Jesus’ teaching to be connected with Goliath?
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I discuss the connections between Saul of Tarsus and King Saul.
Continue reading “Saul, Saul, Why Do You Persecute Me?”
Over this past weekend, I had the privilege of spending a few days with Cornerstone Reformed Church in Carbondale, IL, where I explored the subject of Pentecost for their 2019 Easter Conference, in preparation for the coming season. You can listen to the five talks, a sermon, and a Q&A session here:
Today, I discuss a few of the echoes of the Genesis narrative in later stories in Scripture.
Continue reading “The Family of Abraham: Part 41—The Continuing Adventures”
What’s the significance of David and Jonathan’s friendship? Is there something more significant in terms of redemptive history or biblical theology that warrants it being highlighted so frequently and with such strong terms?
Continue reading “David and Jonathan”
Happy Easter! Today I discuss Easter as an event of new birth.
Continue reading “Easter as New Birth”
Today, I discuss Genesis 36 and Edom as Israel’s twin.
Continue reading “The Family of Abraham: Part 26—Edom”
I very much appreciate your keen eye for typology and the like. As a pastor, I continually find myself thinking “That’s cool. So what?” I know that’s what many of my parishioners are thinking, so I try to show the importance and application of intertextual connections. I’d very much like to hear your reflections on the pastoral value of typology.
Continue reading “What’s the Pastoral Use of Typology?”