BEASTLY NUMBERS

GRANT Graeco-Roman Antiquities & the New Testament There are things you can tell about an entire ocean even if you have only one cup of water from it.  Naturally a scientist would like to have as many cups and as broad a sampling as possible, but even a single cup is of some help.  The … Continue reading BEASTLY NUMBERS

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GEOPOLITICAL JESUS

Emperor Hadrian Forget what you learned in elementary school, what Hollywood has depicted, and perhaps what your Bible Professor might have implied about “flat earth” theories in antiquity.  Folks living at the time of the New Testament did not believe the world was flat and had four corners.  The prophet John and his contemporaries knew … Continue reading GEOPOLITICAL JESUS

LEARNING TO CURSE FROM MOSES

GRANT Graeco-Roman Antiquity & the New Testament There are things you can tell about an entire ocean even if you have only one cup of water from it.  Naturally a scientist would like to have as many cups and as broad a sampling as possible, but even a single cup is of some help.  The … Continue reading LEARNING TO CURSE FROM MOSES

Repentance

Repentance is a central aspect of the faith and life of those who follow the Lamb of God wherever he leads.   I recently heard a Christian speaker leave the impression that repentance was an experience basically designed for the non-Christian or the very marginal Christian.   As we will see, this is patently false … Continue reading Repentance