The Bible’s Schools of Prophets

I truly believe that with the Spirit’s gifting and guidance, we can learn and grow in the prophetic (see 1 Corinthians 14). Therefore, I have no problem seeing this kind of learning to be a practice in the “schools of the prophets” at Bethel (2 Ki 2:3), Jericho (2 Ki 2:5), and Gilgal (2 Ki…

Pregnancy and Childbirth in the Ancient World

Given today’s technology, pregnancy and childbirth are much more efficient than they once were. In today’s podcast episode, we gaze into the world of the Ancient Near East and see that miscarriages and infant deaths were commonplace. We also see the cultural reasons as to why parents wanted children—and lots of them! Learning all of…

Jesus as the Fullest Revelation of God

Last night I preached a message that got unnecessarily complicated—in fact, I think it was probably the most scatter-brained message I’ve ever preached. I cringe as I even try to listen back to the recording. Truth be told, some things are just easier to write out or teach in a Bible study than to preach…