Author Archives: Rick Wadholm

Hearing the Prophets on Justice: A Response

One of the assignments I have given some of my students as we discuss the writing prophets of the Old Testament is to reflect on the following: “What might be some ways that the prophetic words about justice for the … Continue reading

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Proverbs 31 and the Virtuous Woman

Here is a question I was asked about Proverbs 31 and the Virtuous Woman. I have found this passage to have a fairly wide misuse in the Church against women. Question: Is there a commentary you’d recommend for Proverbs 31. … Continue reading

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Genesis 2.18 and the “Not Good” of Creation: Random Reflections

The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” (Gen.2.18, NIV) Could it be that there was lack of “goodness” in God’s first creating? How might we … Continue reading

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A Quick Exodus: A Brief Response

The following question, and my answer, emerged from readings on the Book of Exodus: Student: “It is interesting that the meaning of the word “exodus” means quick exit (1), why is it called a quick exit when it really was … Continue reading

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A Pentecostal Hermeneutic: Video Intro with Brief Bibliography

Here I offer a brief (12 minute) video for some of my students on my proposal for a Pentecostal Hermeneutic. I thought others may benefit from it as well. Brief Recommended Bibliography (excluding journal articles with the exception of the … Continue reading

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An Oracle Against the False Prophets: A Psalm for 2020

So many false prophets, Deceived in their much prophesying, Mad with their own imaginings. Mad with their claims of divine approval. Deceived long ago when they sold themselves to the powers of this age Thinking to speak for the Lord … Continue reading

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A Funeral Twice Undone: A Short Response

I received a question from a student pertaining to burial practices in light of a strange Elisha tale inserted into 2 Kings 13. I thought perhaps my response might help others to reflect on the cultural and historical differences pertinent … Continue reading

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Elijah the Reticent Prophet?

I have spent a fair bit of time in the study of the Elijah texts in 1-2 Kings (and continue to work on such for an upcoming commentary on 1 Kings). One thing that keeps bothering me about Elijah is … Continue reading

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Psalms and Proverbs: A Question of Authorship

Part of my approach to teaching is requiring students to write questions about lectures, articles, textbooks, and Biblical texts. (Trying to help them be more Socratic in their own approach to learning). One of my students asked the following question … Continue reading

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Amos: A Fresh Translation

A friend recently asked me if I might do a new translation of Amos for him to record a reading of it for a ministry he serves (which I will perhaps post the audio of here when finished). This is … Continue reading

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