3 Things Seminary Taught Me: Salvation

1. Salvation is earthy. This one is paradigm shifting. God's salvific plan doesn't do away with physicality, with materialness, with "earthiness" so that we can be in a better spiritual existence usually called "Heaven." This is actually the teaching of Gnosticism (an ancient heresy) not Christianity. God's plan has always been to redeem, to recreate, … Continue reading 3 Things Seminary Taught Me: Salvation

3 Things Seminary Taught Me: Reading the Bible

This new series of blog posts are short reflections based on what the past four years of seminary has taught me. Indubitably (Kawhi voice), these categories are selective and not exhaustive. Some of these things were brand new discoveries and others were solidified or relearned. The first question: What has seminary taught me about reading … Continue reading 3 Things Seminary Taught Me: Reading the Bible

Exodus: Moses and Israel, Jesus and the Church

In previous blogs, we've already encountered several instances of the beautiful artistry of the Book of Exodus.  It's hopefully becoming apparent that the author of Exodus is big on hinting at where the story is going.  We're going to look at another instance of foreshadowing involving Moses and the people he will lead—Israel. The gist … Continue reading Exodus: Moses and Israel, Jesus and the Church