Lady Babylon

Start watching 24:47 for the docu-message version of what’s written below. If I asked you to think of a symbolic woman that represented the United States, many of you would likely think of the Statue of Liberty—a symbol of freedom and democracy—the kind of ideals that our country has hoped to stand for.  There she…

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. 

The Reversal of Tongues

The Pentecost story has its roots in the Tower of Babel story. For it is here that God shows us once again that He is not just a personal God, nor a national God, but that He is God of all. And as Jesus ascends to the Father and the Father in turn sends the…

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…

What Was the Tower of Babel?

When we think of the Tower of Babel, we often 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 this expression is not meant to denote the tower’s height, so much as its purpose; for as John Walton points out,…