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30 OT Scholars to Watch

My colleague Lissa Wray Beal has recently been featured on biblical scholar Nijay Gupta’s blog as one of 30 Old Testament scholars to read and follow.  Of course, I have been convinced of this for the past two and half years since taking up my position at Providence, but it’s good to see others catching on!  You can read the full post here.

Sin, What it Is and What It’s Not (Series on “Minding the Web”)

“The good news is we do not get to be our own judge. We do not get to determine what our sins may be. The devil, the great tempter, would have us believe that we should want to be like that false god, who we assume to be self-sufficient, self-affirming, self-desiring, the supreme be­ing, self-centered and rotating about himself. The problem, of course, is that he is not the God who has come to us in Jesus Christ. That God—the God that has come to us in Christ—is sufficient to Himself, but that suf­ficiency is the love that has constituted the life of the Trinity from all eternity. Our sin, quite simply, is our refusal to be loved by such a God.”1 Continue reading Sin, What it Is and What It’s Not (Series on “Minding the Web”)

  1. Stanley Hauerwas, “Repentance: A Lenten Meditation,” in Minding the Web: Making Theological Connections, edited by Robert J. Dean (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2018), 213.

“You Have Saved the Best till Now”

A Guest Post by Gregory Brawn

This is the eighth  in a series of posts engaging with the sermons in Leaps of Faith: Sermons from the Edge.  This post is a reflection upon a wedding sermon entitled “You Have Saved the Best till Now” (pp. 154-159). The Scriptural text for the sermon was John 2:1-11. Continue reading “You Have Saved the Best till Now”

An End of Summer Update

As a result of a summer filled with teaching, frequent preaching, and lots of marking, along with some much-needed family vacation time to recharge, blog posts in recent weeks have been few and far between.  With a very full semester of teaching, congregational ministry and, God willing, the completion of several writing projects on the horizon, the prospects for frequent posting in the days ahead are not particularly promising either.  Continue reading An End of Summer Update