The Mercy and Providence of God According to 2 Kings 6:8-23

Israel is at war with Syria (or Aram in some translations), the Syrian army is making raids in the land of Israel, and Elisha is the prophet of God at this time. In chapters four and five of 2 Kings, Elisha is performing miracles in the name of Yahweh and by the power of God. However, … Continue reading The Mercy and Providence of God According to 2 Kings 6:8-23

What is Theology?

Etymology tells us that theology just means "the study of God." But defining theology has not always been so simple. Giving a definition of the term according to etymological considerations alone leaves questions open such as, "Does theology only have to do with the study of an object?" "Is theology distinctly Christian?" "Can any religion have a … Continue reading What is Theology?

What Is The Old Covenant?

Typically, when we think of the OC (Old Covenant) we think of only the Mosaic Covenant made with the people of Israel on Mount Sinai, with all of the old laws that were specific to Israel and their culture, the Ten Commandments, and the requirement for sacrifices and circumcision. These ingredients are often thought to be what … Continue reading What Is The Old Covenant?

Duh, Theology Is Hard!

"I like it simple." That's what one of my friends once told me. I get the feeling he's not the only one who likes his theology "simple." This is the general milieu in "theological America." Buffet theology, we may call it, wins the day because it takes less time, less energy, less commitment, and the … Continue reading Duh, Theology Is Hard!

Christ in the Fire

“Look! I see four men loosed and walking about in the midst of the fire without harm, and the appearance of the fourth is like a son of the gods!” –– Daniel 3:25 –– Christ's Incarnational Experience For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been … Continue reading Christ in the Fire