Archive for the “The Bible” category

Ruth 1—Questions and Observations

by Glenn on July 1, 2021

The next step in my process of trying to understand the book of Ruth better is to formulate questions and make observations as I read the text and compare two different translations. I will be using the New Revised Standard (…)

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Truth and the Bible

by Glenn on June 11, 2021

There’s an old joke about the three baseball umpires as described by Walter Truett Anderson. [1] Perhaps I am even beginning to understand the metaphor/allegory in a way I can explain it. Over a beer after a game, “One [umpire] (…)

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Telling the Story of Ruth in Your Own Words

by Glenn on June 9, 2021

So I thought I would try and tell the story of Ruth from memory, to see how much I remember and to establish some sort of baseline for being able to re-tell this story myself. This is a first attempt. (…)

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Reading Ruth

by Glenn on May 4, 2021

I’ve been thinking about the biblical story of Ruth for some time. I have more projects than time and self-discipline to pursue them all, but I hope to spend some time with this story. I thought I would begin by (…)

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James R. White | The King James Only Controversy

by Glenn on January 21, 2020

In 2011, the New International Version was updated. I should get over this, soon (I hope), but there was something that felt underhanded about that update. It wasn’t the fact that there were changes, although I am change-averse. It was (…)

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A Sermon on Joseph (Part Two: The Story)

by Glenn on July 18, 2015

For me, sermons should awaken faith and help people see Jesus. How do you do that? From my perspective,

Dr. Ray Lubeck on Christ in the Hebrew Scriptures

by Glenn on March 9, 2015

I’ve been having experiences at a rate quicker than my ability to process them. It’s exciting to feel like your life is full, but I feel frantic when I’m not able to take some time and think about what I (…)

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Job Pt 6 (Job 32–37)

by Glenn on November 30, 2014

One of the curious aspects of Job is how little actually happens in the book. Let’s qualify that. There is action, described sparingly, in which a lot happens. There is dialogue, which goes on and on, where sometimes little seems (…)

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Job Pt 5 (Job 26–31)

by Glenn on November 17, 2014

In great works of literature, almost always more is going on than one initially realizes, and this is especially true of the Bible, to which readers are likely to come with a baggage of preconceptions and habits of automated or (…)

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David and Goliath

by Glenn on November 9, 2014

Some time ago I listened to a Ted Talk featuring Malcolm Gladwell telling the Biblical story of David and Goliath. I thought it was terrific. This afternoon and evening I tested my recollection with a bit of Malcom Gladwell binge-watching (…)

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The Messiah in Micah

by Glenn on October 15, 2014

Recently finished the book of Micah and am learning the truth that the older I get, the less I know. As I read this minor prophet, I found myself both inspired and demoralized. The prophet Micah wrote, “But you, Bethlehem (…)

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Job Pt 4 (Chapters 15-25)

by Glenn on October 8, 2014

I The focus of the preaching at Imago Dei Community this year has been telling “The Story,” God’s story as it is revealed through the Bible. We began with Genesis way back in the second Sunday of January and recently (…)

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