I moderate comments. Take a moment to scan the "Readers Note" tab on the menu bar at the top of the page.
Check to see if the images are copyrighted; not all of them are mine to share. My own photos are Creative Commons 4.0 (Attribution & Share Alike).
Broken links? Let me know even for older blog posts and I'll try to fix them.
Contact me: firstname.lastname@example.orgI'm always available for private counsel.
Take a free study course in biblical intellectual traditions.
Our Covenant of Faith
Download my free books from Smashwords!
Tag Archives: covenants
Israel was a covenant nation. Regardless of geographical borders, they were the same nation wherever they were. Nor was it a question of DNA. According to that covenant, anyone from any genetic heritage could embrace the covenant and become an … Continue reading
I still read a lot of news about mainstream Christian religious activities. There seems to be some confusion about Hebrew feudal relations in the Old Testament household. Most of what we see in Western Christianity is far closer to Germanic … Continue reading
You should expect this time of wrath and tribulation to shake loose things that are fake. This is behind the language of exposure in Scripture: things “laid bare,” sins brought into the light, etc. During long periods of prosperity and … Continue reading
Don’t try to make a parable walk on all-fours. Hebrew parable is the opposite of Western descriptive language. Whereas the latter seeks to encode discrete ideas that are the same in all contexts, parable seeks to offer imagery that adjusts … Continue reading
Cosmic moral truth says that marriage is a covenant of interdependence. She does things you cannot, and surely the reverse is true. Whether either of you manage to do those things appropriately is another matter entirely, but be aware of … Continue reading
The underlying theme has not changed: Place a high value on unreserved trust and never manipulate. Completely open honesty is the way of the Kingdom. How do you handle a genuine offense? Do you gossip and build up an undercurrent … Continue reading