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Every once in awhile, as a writer, or somebody who pretends to be a writer, you can always start a post. The ideas are all on the tip of your tongue, waiting to come out. Sometimes, the words come easily. You can start any post you want, just fine. But then you try and get… Continue reading
In Birds of the Air, Mike Bull puts all of his familiarity with the Bible to show in a single book. This book is primarily inspired by both Jesus and Solomon. In their time, they made pithy statements that challenged, confronted, and comforted their hearers. The back tells us that “Those who indulge in murder… Continue reading Tuesday Review: Birds of the Air
Our God is the God of new creation; no matter how far back we’ve gone, his grace is sufficient for new life. Ruth and Naomi learn this early in their story.
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When the Chronicler retells the story of David’s kingdom, he “conveniently” leaves out the story of Bathsheba and Uriah. Is this because the Chronicler wants to show a more sanitized version of David’s story? One where he is shown as a hero? No, because the Chronicler finds an even worse transgression: the census.
Ruth enjoins the covenant, and the covenant curses, upon herself to entwine her life with Naomi’s. Rather than elation, we find an all too familiar reality: disappointment, despite the work of God.