Jesus & the Story of God

On Sunday, I mentioned that the story and the scriptures of the Old Testament are all throughout the Gospel of Matthew. Because of this, Richard Hays compares Matthew to an annotated study Bible. Hays focuses on 13 places where Matthew points to the Hebrew scriptures in clear, can't-miss terms. If in Matthew's day they had…

Blogging the Bible – Jeremiah and Judgment

Prophets aren't usually popular -- it goes with the job description -- but I think my favorite prophet is Jeremiah. He might be glad to know that, since in his day, he was not the kind of person most people were glad to see coming their way. For Jeremiah was clearly a prophet of gloom…