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Hosea & Amos: Two Sides of Covenant Failure
May 6, 2017 by Whitney Woollard
Reading the Book of the Twelve, commonly referred to as the “Minor Prophets,” can be really disorienting. These books are full of poetic language, metaphors, and imagery unfamiliar to modern ears. Also, they speak a lot about God’s judgment, which can feel like a total downer.
Isaiah and the Suffering Servant King
April 29, 2017 by Timothy Mackie
Last week’s blog explored Isaiah’s message about the future messianic King in chapters 1-39. We learned that God’s promise to David was offered to each and every generation of David’s descendants. One by one they all failed to be faithful, and so they did not inherit the fulfillment of the promise.
Isaiah and the Messianic King
April 22, 2017 by Timothy Mackie
Reading the books of the biblical prophets is challenging. They’re written in ancient Hebrew poetry and narrative style, which is really different from modern poetry or narrative. Also, these books assume that the reader has a fairly good understanding of the final two centuries that led up to the tragic end of the Israelite kingdoms.
Jerusalem Has Fallen: Despair & Hope
April 16, 2017 by Tim Mackie & Aeron Sullivan
For followers of Jesus, the story of his life, death, and resurrection is the absolute center of our practice, belief, and worldview. It’s the central event which generated the entire Christian story and the New Testament.
Kings Vs. Prophets
April 9, 2017 by Tim Mackie & Whitney Woollard
It’s easy to read 1 and 2 Kings and think of it as a history of Israel. While it does tell the story of Israel and the succession of its kings, the author isn’t writing history just for the sake of history.
Holy Spirit Letter to Fans
April 7, 2017 by Tim, Jon & The Bible Project Team
We recently released our biblical theme video on the Holy Spirit, which was exciting! As we watched the online conversations about the video, we noticed a number of people express concern about things we didn’t explore or make more clear. Some wondered whether we believed the Spirit is a divine energy, a personal being, or a member of the Trinity alongside the Father and Son.
Solomon: Love Him or Hate Him?
April 2, 2017 by Timothy Mackie
King Solomon is one of the more familiar kings of ancient Israel. He was the second son of David and Bathsheba, and he expanded Israel’s borders and economy more than any king in Israel’s history.
David: What’s the Big Deal?
March 26, 2017 by Timothy Mackie
King David is one of the more well-known figures in the Bible, and for good reason. He’s actually the most developed and complex character in the entire Old Testament.
Saul: A Tale of Self-Deception
March 19, 2017 by Tim Mackie & Aeron Sullivan
King Saul was technically Israel’s first king. He came to power after a bloody and tumultuous period in Israel’s history, when the people were governed by various tribal chieftains, called “Judges.”
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