Why Do We Exist?

In our brand new series on “God’s Grand Framework,” we address the big question every human being eventually asks: “Why am I here?” The Bible has an answer if we pay close attention. Listen to this episode on the 1208GREENWOOD webpage or by subscribing to the 1208PODCAST on iTunes, Spotify, or Google Play. Books for more info and the ones…

Tower of Babel: An Ancient Ziggurat

Part of the reason we miss the significance of the Tower of Babel is because we have a strange conception of what the Tower of Babel looked like. Often times we imagine a building stretching high into the clouds, especially since it’s described as “a tower with its top in the heavens” (Ge 11:4). But…

The Great Symbiosis VS Christmas

The gods of the Ancient Near East expected humanity to serve them and in return they would give humanity what they needed. The Hebrews, however, saw their God in a different light—and Christmas amplifies that light to an incredible degree. Listen to this episode by subscribing to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or Google Play. 

Resurrection: An Ancient Hot Topic

Every generation of the church has been plagued by a hot topic of some sort. We only need to think of the doctrines different denominations fight over today to see that. It wasn’t any different in Jesus’ time, as different sects of Judaism were having their own doctrinal debates. And one of those debates was…

Temple #1: Eden

While God is omnipresent, He did have special dwelling places on Earth throughout the Old Testament. It began in Eden, where God’s presence was so tangible that He could be sensed in the “the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day” (Ge 3:8). Eden was His holy…