Category Archives: Culture

Under this category find material relating to the bearing which culture and world view has upon biblical interpretation. Also find articles concerning cultural critique.

“One-Issue-Politics” among Christians

Many evangelicals insist on framing the present and future American political scene primarily in terms of one issue.  Would not the “pro-life” movement be better served by advocating for and choosing adoption rather than denouncing and decrying abortion? Erecting billboards … Continue reading

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“Enemies of the People” ?

“Our Father in heaven, may you always be recognized as holy. Let your rule manifest itself on earth as it has always been in heaven. Would you teach us to be content with what you give us today to sustain … Continue reading

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A Typology of Mythic Divine Combat in the Ancient Near East & its Reflex in the Hebrew Bible

Typology of Mythic Divine Combat

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Psalm 21: Calculating the Strength of Yahweh by the Victories of the King

Calculating the Strength of Yahweh by the Victories of the King

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“For the Word of God is sharper than any two-edged sword”: Re-deploy at will

Jeremiah 23:23-32 23 Am I a God near by, says Yahweh, and not a God far off? 24 Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them? says Yahweh. Do I not fill heaven and earth? says Yahweh. 25 I … Continue reading

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“God’s Waltz with Israel–and with Us” (Part Two in the series)”

God’s Waltz with Israel-and with Us (Part Two)  

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“Waltzing with God”: Revelation and Interpretation

“Waltzing with God”: Revelation and Interpretation (Part One) With this post we begin to think about the way in which Israel became  an instrument of divine revelation. She became such not by the imposition of a divine world view upon … Continue reading

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Reflections on God, Culture, and Scripture

Reflections on God, Culture, and Scripture God is the best teacher in the cosmos. Thus, in his tireless efforts to teach us, he meets humanity where we are. We are, of course, deeply enmeshed in human cultures of our own … Continue reading

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