Baptism in the Holy Spirit

A Brief Pentecostal Hearing of the Lectionary: Baptism of the Lord

The readings from the Revised Common Lectionary for this coming Sunday, January 7, 2018 offer an intriguing correlation for a Pentecostal hearing of these texts in harmony. Genesis 1:1-5; Psalm 29; Acts 19:1-7; Mark 1:4-11. The Genesis text describes the hovering of the divine Spirit over the waters at creation leading into the calling of… Continue reading A Brief Pentecostal Hearing of the Lectionary: Baptism of the Lord

Genealogies · Jesus Christ · Luke · Matthew

Who Was Joseph's Father?

I was asked today about the seeming disparity between the genealogy of Matthew and Luke, both of whom provide a different father’s name for Joseph the (supposed) father of Jesus: Jacob (Matthew 1.16) and Heli (Luke 3.23). There are two basic proposals: 1) That both genealogies refer to Joseph, with Matthew’s account intended for Jesus… Continue reading Who Was Joseph's Father?

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?