The Environment of the New Testament Era

The cognitive and exegetical environment of the 2nd Temple/New Testament era is far more diverse and far different than most biblical readers understand. Relative to the expectations and assumptions of modern readers, the various New Testament authors often utilized creative readings, and even at times deliberate alteration of the text in order to support their […]

Interview with Jason Mahler Part 1

Jason Mahler is the producer of The Dust Cast, a podcast dedicated to discussing the ancient Hebraic context of scripture. Jason was kind enough to answer a few questions that relate to topics discussed on this blog. The Dust Cast is a great resource for discussing the necessity of reading scripture in its proper social […]

The Paradox of Freedom

Has any topic consumed theologians and philosophers more than the nature of free will? What is the will? What does it mean to be free? How does human freedom and moral responsibility coexist with the sovereignty of God? Certainly, no topic has more divided theologians, philosophers, and believers than the nature of free will. Augustine […]

A Different Kind of Symphony

Scripture is a brilliant symphony about the redemption of a broken world and of sinful people, but what if the musicians and instruments telling the story are using a different kind of “music” than what we assume? What if we’re so used to listening to and analyzing one particular kind of music that we don’t […]