Jonah 1-4: The prophet who hated people.

October 30, 2015. Daily Reading: Jonah 1-4. Background: The book of Jonah is the fifth of the minor prophets and tells quite a story of a prophet who tried to run from his call from God. This story is a favorite children’s story, though the version that is told to children is often very different…

Jonah, Part 1: 4 Misconceptions.

December 17, 2014. I am very excited to be in Chattanooga after a long break in time where I was unable to be here. On the way here, however, I chose to listen to a podcast series on the book of Jonah that was really good, and it has inspired me to do a (at…

Amnon and Tamar: 6 lessons from an instance of rape.

November 20, 2014. I was talking with a good friend today about stories in the Old Testament that are less popular but could have some applications to our lives and I thought about the story of Amnon and Tamar, half-brother/sister by their father, King David. When asked about what this has to do with our…