Monthly Archives: October 2010

Blogging etiquette….

I believe the role of a theologian is to help us to think for ourselves. They can challenge our belief systems, they may even reinforce them for us. They may even give us different ways to think about various situations … Continue reading

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Without patience, one cannot truly love.

Our modern western society is one that has an emphasis on time. And because it has an emphasis on time, it finds its self rushed for time,  it bemoans the lack of time, and cries out for more time. Within the … Continue reading

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Narrative and its importance to understand others.

We all have a story to tell. None of us live in a vacuum, isolated from society…though at times it may feel that we do. To truly understand what each other is saying, one first needs to have some understanding of … Continue reading

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Has the west stuffed up its ordering of the Old Testament books?

During this semester at college I have been studying only one subject, that being the Minor Prophets. During the semester I have been stretched, been involved and truly enjoyed the subject. My thinking has gone on many tangents over the … Continue reading

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Weekly Reflection: Zephaniah

Zephaniah Reflection Zephaniah means treasured or hidden of Yahweh, which is an interesting play on words in that Israel was supposed to be the Lord’s, treasure as well as being meant to be hidden from their enemies in the Lord. … Continue reading

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Micah 6:1-8 exegetical assignment part 2

This is the continuation of this essay of which the first part was posted here An overview 6:1-2 The prophet summons the mountains / creation as witnesses in a lawsuit. The nation of Israel is called to bear witness as … Continue reading

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Micah 6:1-8 exegetical assignment part 1

Introduction The passage of Scripture I have chosen to exegete is Micah 6:1-8. This passage has some unique and unusual elements to it.  A dramatic covenant – lawsuit[1] where God takes the unusual step of throwing himself before the judge … Continue reading

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