Genesis 14: Melchizedek.

October 23, 2014. For my final class that I am teaching in Genesis this quarter, we are going to discuss a character that only gets three verses in the book of Genesis, but becomes very important in Christology, especially when discussing the priestly role of Christ. The story of Abram and Melchizedek is perhaps one…

Hebrews 1-8: Jesus, the High Priest of a better covenant.

October 11, 2015. Daily Reading: Hebrews 1-8. Background: The book of Hebrews has often been praised as one of the most beautiful and theological books of the New Testament. The author of the book is unknown, and there have been many suggestions as to who wrote the book, ranging from Barnabas, Luke, or Apollos to even…

I Corinthians 1-3: A call for unity.

February 22, 2014. Daily Reading: I Corinthians 1-3. Background: The church in Corinth was founded on Paul’s second missionary journey, as he traveled to the city of Corinth and stayed with them for a year and six months (see Acts 18:1-16). Paul had a deep connection and love for the church in Corinth, as we…

Speak simply, yet with deep understanding.

October 4, 2014. Perhaps one of the things I miss most about being in Chattanooga surrounded by people of a like faith basically at all times is the deep theological conversations that would spontaneously erupt. With ease one of us could say something like “What is grace?” or “Why do we have free will?” and…

I need to grow up. Do you?

July 7, 2014. But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, for you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are…

Milk to meat.

April 10, 2014. This weekend we are going on spring retreat and out theme is “Christian Carnivores.” We are going to be talking about getting off the milk and transferring over to the meat of Christianity. This concept can be seen in different parts of the New Testament (and even in the Old Testament some),…