Nations Built on Human Souls

There’s an odd passage in Revelation that most would skip like a boring genealogy. But if you hold in there, the last 5 words will definitely get your attention. “And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn for her, since no one buys their cargo anymore, cargo of gold, silver, jewels, pearls, fine linen,…

Pentecost Sunday and Racism

A few years back I had a young black man in our congregation text me about the pain he was going through. Every time he turned on the news, it seemed like there was another person of color who had died for no good reason. He didn’t understand it and he didn’t know what to…

Mission and the Divine Council

Jamin kicks off Reveal Jackson’s first main session with a message about Jesus’ mission in the light of the Divine Council concept seen throughout the Bible. Listen to this episode on the 1208GREENWOOD webpage or by subscribing to the 1208PODCAST on iTunes, Spotify, or Google Play. 

Number the Stars

Abraham is told to “number the stars” as an analogy towards how many children he will have. But in Abraham’s world, stars would have fed this analogy in another light—the same light that Paul is going to perceive it in later in Romans. Check out this podcast episode on 1208GREENWOOD’s webpage or simply subscribe to the podcast…

Seventy

Sometimes geography is known in numbers. There are 50 states. There are 7 continents. For the ancients, geography was seen in the number 70, which was the number of the nations that made up the world after the great flood of Noah’s time. Why does this matter? Well, as we continue into the Bible in…