Daily Archives: 02/06/2013

996533 February 06

The Subversive Scholar: The Danger of Being a Theologian in the 21st Century

I remember the first time I was told that I was “dangerous.” It was during my Sophomore year in Bible College and revolved around an unfortunate statement made by the school’s athletic trainer during a Chapel Break-Out session. During his opening remarks, the trainer decided to break the ice by telling a joke….about then Senators […]

7556 February 06

“That’s Bad! . . . No, That’s Good!: The Paradigmatic Life of Joseph”

The behavioral aspect of “love-hate” relationships is undoubtedly in view in Genesis 37:3 where we read that “Israel (the converted Jacob) ‘loved’ Joseph more than all his sons.”  This must not be taken to indicate Jacob’s emotional disconnection or disregard or, even worse, disdain for his “other” sons; the literary context and historical detail point […]

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