Leviathan & ‘Elim

One of the reasons I would conclude that the Leviathan of the Bible is likely to be a mythical creature is because it has its roots in mythology outside of Israelite religion, and I think its mythical properties can be seen quite well in Job 41—especially when God says that, “When he raises himself up,…

Love

Last night I took a break in our series on Matthew to give a discourse on God’s love. Check it out on the podcast. Check out this podcast episode on 1208GREENWOOD’s webpage or simply subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or Google Play.

The Seven Spirits in Revelation

When I was a kid I remember being really weirded out by the seven spirits before God’s throne in Revelation. Here I was, still trying to figure out the Trinity, when all of the sudden there were now seven Holy Spirits, turning God into a Holy Nonanity? Of course, if no one tells you how a…

Kingdom Scribes

In today’s podcast message, after telling parable after parable, Jesus concludes with a short parabolic-like statement about a new kind of scribe that is informed by the Kingdom of Heaven. Check out this podcast episode on 1208GREENWOOD’s webpage or simply subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or Google Play.

Living in the Kingdom of God by Sigurd Grindheim

About five years ago, my Christian worldview underwent a massive change after reading Jesus for President by Shane Claiborne and Chris Haw. Since then, I have naturally gravitated towards books on this topic so that I can understand Jesus’ favorite topic better and better. That being said, when I saw that Sigurd Grindheim—a New Testament professor…