Hermeneutics · Old Testament · Pentecostal · women · women in ministry

Challenging Gendered Leadership in the Old Testament: A Webinar at Co-Laborate

HERE is a webinar I was invited to speak for at “Co-Laborate: Men & Women Together: Pentecostal Theology & Praxis” with host Dr. Debbie Fulthorp on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. I spoke on the topic “Challenging Gendered Leadership in the Old Testament”. The three primary ideas/images regarding the role and function of women in leadership… Continue reading Challenging Gendered Leadership in the Old Testament: A Webinar at Co-Laborate

Book Review · commentaries · Old Testament · Tremper Longman

Old Testament Commentary Survey (5th Ed.) – A Review

Now in its fifth edition (the first published in 1991), Tremper Longman III (PhD Yale University) “Old Testament Commentary Survey” (Baker Academic, 2013) offers a helpful updated appraisal of commentaries on the OT. I am thankful for the review copy that Logos provided for me and am delighted to recommend this volume as an essential… Continue reading Old Testament Commentary Survey (5th Ed.) – A Review

Old Testament · Providence Theological Seminary · Trinity Bible College

Do We Really Need the Old Testament?

As someone who serves as an Instructor in Old Testament at one college (Providence University College and Theological Seminary) and an Assistant Professor whose primary focus is in Old Testament at another college (Trinity Bible College), this question has significant concern for me. Yet, more significantly this question is of paramount concern for me as… Continue reading Do We Really Need the Old Testament?

Old Testament

Evil Spirits in the Old Testament

Prepping for lectures this coming week on the books of Samuel, I returned again to an article by Robin Routledge (Academic Dean of Mattersey Hall; Author of the well-received Old Testament Theology: A Thematic Approach) entitled, “‘An Evil Spirit from the Lord’ — Demonic Influence or Divine Instrument?” (Ev.Q. 70.1 [Jan-Mar 1998]: 3-22). His discussion… Continue reading Evil Spirits in the Old Testament

Old Testament · peacemaking · Pentecostal · social justice · Society for Pentecostal Studies

Pentecostalisms, Peacemaking, and Social Justice/Righteousness

I’m thrilled to once again be attending the annual meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies (SPS).  This year it is being hosted by Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA from March 1-4 (which promises to be much warmer than Karlstad).  The topic is one I find close to my heart — “Pentecostalisms, Peacemaking, and… Continue reading Pentecostalisms, Peacemaking, and Social Justice/Righteousness

Old Testament · preaching

Why We Should Read, Preach, and Teach the Old Testament

A friend of mine (Dave Peters) just posted some great comments (from Dr. Philip Ryken) about why we should read, preach and teach the OT (31 Reasons).  My own thought is that in our contemporary church setting, it would appear too often one of two extremes concerning the OT predominate: either improper understanding and over-emphasis (leading to forms… Continue reading Why We Should Read, Preach, and Teach the Old Testament