Voices of the Global Church

I’ve been thinking a lot in the last few years about what it means for me as a white American male to live and teach the Bible as a foreigner. Continue reading

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Teaching in Ukraine

From March 8 to 17, I visited Zaporozhe (or Zaporizhzhia, or any number of other Latin transliterations of Запоріжжя) and taught at Zaporozhe Bible Seminary (ZBS).

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Sermon: No Dry Trees

This is the audio (39.51, 36.4 MB) of a sermon delivered at a Baptist church in Zaporozhye, Ukraine, on March 11 entitled, “No Dry Trees.” The text was Isaiah 56:1-7Continue reading

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Special Service: Worshipping with the Fifth Gospel

On December 3, 2017, I and my student, Jessica Smoker, had privilege of leading worship for LCC’s International Christian Fellowship, which is an occasional English-language worship service led by staff and faculty.

Jess and I did an independent study on the Book of Isaiah that semester. We discovered that we are both musical, and decided that one of her assignments should be for us to craft a worship service structured around songs from Isaiah, and short teachings from the passages on which those songs are based. Continue reading

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January 2018 Update


“Therefore say, ‘Thus says the Lord YHWH, “Though I had removed them far away among the nations and though I had scattered them among the countries, yet I was a sanctuary for them a little while in the countries where they had gone.”’” (Ezek 11:16)
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Review of ‘Sit At My Right Hand’ in the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures

Brendan Youngberg has published a slightly more critical review of ‘Sit At My Right Hand’ in the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures: Continue reading

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‘Sit At My Right Hand’ in Paperback

One of the drawbacks of publishing in an academic series is the very high price, which makes the book initially accessible to academics and libraries who can afford to pay “top dollar” to stay current in the field. Continue reading

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November Update

Greetings from Klaipėda! A lot has happened in the last couple of months. Here’s a taste of what’s been going on… Continue reading

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My Journey to Affirming the Ordination of Women (Part X)

Even as my last post on this site suggested that I might not do much blogging in the near future, I feel compelled to (finally) round off my series on my journey to affirming women’s ordination. Continue reading

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The View from Copenhagen

Sitting in the lounge at Copenhagen International Airport on my way to Boston, enjoying free coffee and putting up with loud construction noises downstairs, I realize that I have not written much at THTW lately beyond our Giffones in Lithuania updates and sermon audio.

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