On this week’s Mere Fidelity, Derek, Matt, and I discuss Jacob’s wrestling with God and the change of his name in Genesis 32. For more on Jacob and his wrestling with the Angel, see my series on the story of the family of Abraham.
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I discuss the connections between Saul of Tarsus and King Saul.
Continue reading “Saul, Saul, Why Do You Persecute Me?”
In this, the final part of my series on the story of the family of Abraham, I discuss what relevance it might have for us today.
Continue reading “The Family of Abraham: Part 42—Our Story?”
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”
Today, I discuss Genesis 36 and Edom as Israel’s twin.
Continue reading “The Family of Abraham: Part 26—Edom”
Today, I discuss Genesis 35, as Jacob journeys southward in stages from Shechem to Hebron. This passage is punctuated by the deaths of Deborah, Rachel, and Isaac, the birth of Benjamin, and the rebellion of Reuben.
Continue reading “The Family of Abraham: Part 25—Three Deaths, a Birth, and a Rebellion”