David and his men reconvened at his headquarters. David’s men were elated, since they knew what Ishbosheth’s death meant for David. David’s somber and irritated disposition was typical David – his moods were frequently contrary to the mood of everyone else around him. Great victories usually meant David would warn the men how close they … Continue reading Biblical Short Story: David and Ishbosheth, Part 2
I made a video response for this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPn_JThdGGY& Here's my response: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-YUOIT0INA& Below are the notes I put together analyzing the discussion, if you're more of a reader. Enjoy! This is a video response to “Israel – Beloved Enemies?” By Peter Helland with his guests Matt, Gus, and Mike. Toward the end I had a bit … Continue reading Video + Notes on “Israel” Response to Peter Helland Discussion
Since the paperback version of "New Israel" is now out, I figured I'd do an impromptu video to try to summate the concept and get people interested. But yes, I do look great in that suit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOHsFqblBpY&
Amos 1-2 includes judgments on these entities: Damascus Gaza Tyre Edom Ammonites Moab Judah: "Covenant Transgressions" - Rejected law, followed false gods as did their fathers Israel: "Covenant Transgressions" - treated the poor badly; sexual immorality; corruption of contracts; multiplied altars, money exchanging hands near many altars; drink wine with fines levied "in the temple … Continue reading Amos 1-8 Commentary
I considered Catholics Pharisees for more than a decade. A common biblical paradigm for Protestants to justify rejecting Catholicism is likening the Catholics to Pharisees; those who "make their phylacteries long," or "have neglected the weightier matters." I understand the appeal of this claim. They might see the liturgy or the thoroughly complex canon legal … Continue reading Catholic Pharisees and Protestant Samaritans
One of my biggest transitions in political thought occurred simultaneous to my transition away from American Evangelicalism, which tends to be libertarian-ish in terms of free markets. My foray into Ludwig Von Mises and the Austrian economists was very beneficial as a thought experiment, but at length I found that the most overriding social force … Continue reading The Wisdom of Banning Usury
The Kindle version is out while I work on the artwork for the paperback...