Each podcast is designed to offer background scholarship on the topic, including setting, culture, original language, and archaeology, as well as a theological study.
So, what happens when everything is stripped away? Either way, all that will be left is the majesty and glory of God.
After beginning with Moab to the south, the prophet Isaiah turned his gaze northwards to the alliance of Israel – called Ephraim in the text, the Northern Kingdom – and Damascus. Isaiah addressed them together, as they were allied in opposition to both Assyria and to Judah.
Why would God judge Babylon with Assyria? Why would God bring the entire cosmos to a final Day of Judgment that will shake the earth and cause the heavens to shudder? Why will God do all this?
The seraph touched my mouth with it and said, “Now that this has touched your lips, your guilt has departed and your sin is blotted out.” Isaiah 6:7 (NRSV)
This twenty minute video offers some ideas about styles of relating we turn to, to protect ourselves rather than enter into deep relationship.
This first chapter provides the foundation for the rest of the book: God’s love for God's people, holding them to account for their sin, warning them about judgment and promising them forgiveness, redemption and restoration.
Women have been rightfully restored to the blessing and commission God has given to all humanity. Let us now reflect that truth, and live as equals in the liberty of love Jesus holds out to us.
Eve’s story is perhaps the most iconic for all women, as she is the first of us, the one from whom all of us have come, and her story becomes, in a certain sense, the source of our stories as well.
John 20 moves backwards through Genesis 2-3, restoring each of the ruptured relationships caused by humankind’s rejection of God: the reign of death, the rule of man over woman, and the broken bond between God and humanity.