Monthly Archives: August 2011

…And pitched His tent among us

Who among the prophets would have guessed, though, that YHWH’s presence would return to his people not in a cloud or a pillar of fire, but as a person, Yeshua` bar Yosef, who came and “tented” (εσκηνωσεν) among us? Continue reading

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Reformed-er Than Thou

I’ve been having a long debate about hermeneutics and the NT’s use of the OT over at Reformed Forum. Here’s my most recent (somewhat lengthy!) comment. A friend asked me whether I think it’s of value to have debates like … Continue reading

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Earthquake

I was at work this afternoon when the earthquake hit. Like must East-Coast folks, my first reaction was, “That can’t be an earthquake–we don’t have earthquakes out here!” I’ve felt a few earthquakes during my visits to California, and it’s … Continue reading

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Links: 19 August

This week has been crazy, since after I agreed to preach twice next weekend at PVURC, my boss asked us to work overtime on Friday night and Saturday. A couple of long days could pay for a nice safari when … Continue reading

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Creation vs. Flood

I was bored at work yesterday, and so I put together a chart comparing certain narrative elements of the first Genesis Creation account (1:1-2:4) and the account of the Noahic flood (7:17-9:17). Creation/Flood Comparision It’s fascinating that in the final … Continue reading

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Question about Abraham

I’m listening through Genesis at work, and I re-read a quotation from Adele Berlin: "Narrative is a form of representation. Abraham in Genesis is not a real person any more than a painting of an apple is a real fruit. … Continue reading

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Links: 4 August

A helpful reminder that political gridlock can be good. How many of us read Scripture this way? How many of us aspire to do so? I wonder if this relates to the debate I’ve been having over at the Reformed … Continue reading

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Isaiah 7: Two Kings

“Two Kings” is a sermon I preached at Preakness Valley United Reformed Church in Wayne, NJ, on July 31, 2011. The text is Isaiah 7. Here is the MP3 audio (29:33, 27.7 MB), and an excerpt: Ahaz is a type … Continue reading

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Hebrews 10: Approaching the Throne

“Approaching the Throne” is a sermon I preached at Preakness Valley United Reformed Church in Wayne, NJ, on July 31, 2011. The text is Hebrews 10:19-31. Here is the MP3 audio (30:29, 28.6MB), and an excerpt: We avoid people when … Continue reading

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