The Heart of Confession

Read 2 Corinthians 2:14-17 About 160 AD Polycarp of Smyrna was finally arrested by the Roman government for being a Christian. At 83 years old Polycarp stood defiant before a Roman Proconsul that interrogated him regarding his beliefs, but since Polycarp would not recant, he was taken to the arena. They really wanted Polycarp to … Continue reading The Heart of Confession

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Get In or Get Out

Read Luke 13:1-5 Way back in High School there was one football coach that liked to channel Yogi Berra – the baseball coach that was famous for his various malapropisms (great word, right?). Our coach would stand at the door of the gym and tell everyone, “Get in or get out, one of the three.” … Continue reading Get In or Get Out

The Dark Night of the Soul: A Brief Exegetical Examination of Job 28

For a brief time, the life of Job was touched with the type of despair that no man or woman ever wants to face. As a business man he witnessed the loss of all the material things that point to wealth and prosperity. As a parent he endured the devastating emotional upheaval the loss of … Continue reading The Dark Night of the Soul: A Brief Exegetical Examination of Job 28

Old Testament Wisdom Literature

            Old Testament Wisdom Literature: A Theological Introduction is a collaborative work by Craig G. Bartholomew and Ryan P. O’Dowd printed in 2011, examining and discussing the genre of wisdom literature with specific concentration on Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes. The work begins with a discussion of wisdom literature in the Ancient Near East and the … Continue reading Old Testament Wisdom Literature