Nahum 1-3: The oracle against Nineveh.

November 13, 2015. Daily Reading: Nahum 1-3. Background: Nineveh, the capitol city of Assyria, was a particularly cruel enemy to the children of Israel. Nahum is given an oracle from God against Nineveh here that foretells of their destruction and devastation, which would be at the hands of the Medes and Babylonians in 612 B.C….

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 2: 4 Lessons.

December 18, 2014. Yesterday I began a series on the the story of Jonah as inspired by a podcast series I listened to on the way down to Chattanooga. Today I would like to continue the series by discussing four different lessons that I think we can pull from the book of Jonah and apply…

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…

The Jonah you never knew.

May 22, 2014. Today was our last day at the English Language Academy, but hopefully we sowed enough seed to have some of our readers come to the party we are having tomorrow or the campaign we are having in the first week of June. If you don’t normally read my blog, I am currently…