New Book: Fantasy IRL

The fantasy worlds painted for us in our favorite books are not quite as far away from real life as some might think. The spiritual world of the Bible is dense. In the midst of existence is the Trinity, angels, demons, Satan, monsters, giants, supernatural gifts, an afterlife, bodily resurrection, and much more. Fantasy IRL is…

Reading with the Spirit

As we come to our Bibles, ready to read along with the Spirit, our devotional life should begin to change. It may not be quick and it may not always be easy or vibrant, but God will meet us there. I always find it surprising how many new details God can still disclose to me…

Lectio Deficillior

In the world of Bible translation we find tons and tons of different manuscripts of the Bible to sort through, each with their own differences and similarities from the Scribes who copied them. Some of the differences might be human errors, like when you’re trying to copy a paper you have in front of you…

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…

Resurrection Life

Some verses this Holy Week to remind us of what resurrection life looks like. Resurrection in Jesus’ Teaching No more marriage in resurrection life |::| Luke 20:35 The resurrected body cannot die |::| Luke 20:36 We’ll be equal to the angels |::|Luke 20:36 We become sons of God |::| Luke 20:36 Jesus would go through resurrection…