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Theology of Work + Jonah Podcast

My short article for the Theology of Work Commentary, "David's Rape of Bathsheba and Murder of Uriah" went live today.  From their website: "The vision of the Theology…
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A Toy Story Meme: Confusion, Confusion Everywhere

Confusion is Good

Confusion, for lack of a better word, is good. At least that's what we see in several passages in the Bible.  Why would God want to intentionally confuse…
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Sinai and the Saints

IVP has just come out with a new book which could be very helpful to people trying to figure out how to understand the laws of the Old…
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Encounter with an Ark

On New Years Eve Eve, I dragged my family to see the Ark Encounter in Grant County, Kentucky, as part of a visit to my father in Lexington.…
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Applying the Book of Kings

I need your help. Help figuring out how to apply the book of Kings. I've been working hard this summer on a commentary on 1, 2 Kings for…
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The Historical Writings

"It sets the standard for a new generation of introductions to the Bible." This endorsement comes from Mark Boda (McMaster Divinity College) about The Historical Writings: Introducing Israel's Historical…
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My interview on Bible Gateway

  My interview on Bible Gateway just went live on the Bible Gateway blog. In the interview, I discuss my recent (but not most recent) book, Prostitutes and…
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Prostitutes and Polygamists on Sale

There's a sale on now of Prostitutes and Polygamists (the book, not the people). The eBook version of Prostitutes and Polygamists is on sale for only $3.99 (a…
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Interview with Jonathan Merritt

My interview with Jonathan Merritt of Religion News Service about Prostitutes and Polygamists was posted last Friday.  As of today (12 April 2016) it has been shared over…
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Of Kings and Prophets: Canceled

Like the dynasty of Saul it portrayed, the ABC TV show based on the books of 1, 2 Samuel Of Kings and Prophets was cut short, canceled after only two…
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Where’s God in Esther?

When we lived in England and our sons we young we would "read" the Where's Wally (or in the US, Where's Waldo?) books. A tiny image of Wally…
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Eight Reflections on Urbana 15

My family arrived home at midnight last night after an amazing five days in St. Louis at Urbana 15, a gathering of 16,000 students and leaders who are interested in missions,…
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The Blessing of Numbers

The book of Numbers gets no respect. Seriously, don't you feel bad for Numbers? It's the fourth book of the Bible, but it gets ignored. I think one of…
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We are all Sodomites

My recent post on the issue of homosexuality was posted a few days ago on the Missio Alliance blog. Check it out here: "We are all Sodomites: Love,…
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