Melchizedek’s Return

Psalm 110’s allusion to Melchizedek is a reference back to a short story from Abraham’s time. After war broke out across the land (seemingly between humans and the giant descendants of the Nephilim) and Abraham’s nephew Lot was kidnapped, Abraham headed out with his servants to rescue him. He entered into the war and won,…

Splitting the King/Priest Role

If we understand the Garden of Eden to be a sacred space for God to dwell, we can begin to see Adam as a king and priest over all humanity. This language, of course, is not related to Adam in the Bible, but he does seem to fit these roles. If he has such intimate…

Prophetic Words at a Catholic School

My professor wasn’t much of one to let his students get away with simply inheriting knowledge—he loved to set us up to practice what we were learning. So when a Catholic school in town invited him to bring a team to pray for healing for the attendees of a special event, he threw me right…