Divine Dwelling, Inherited Land, and Another Detour

November 30, 2022

Texts: Exodus 40:34-38; Joshua 11:23; 1 Samuel 8:4-9 Days 17-19 in Around the Bible in Eighty Days. God led Israel out of Egypt into the wilderness to Sinai where God dwelt upon the earth. The purpose of the Exodus was not only liberation from slavery but encounter with God at Sinai whey they would become […]


Zechariah 1:1-6 — “Return to Me, and I Will Return to You.”

January 6, 2012

Zechariah, a priest who returned with other Babylonian exiles to Jerusalem in 537 BCE, appears before the people in 520 BCE as a prophet. “The word of the Lord” comes to Zechariah—he is given a message from God to the people. Zechariah sees himself in line with the former prophets with a similar message, a […]


Assembly, Presence and Comfort for the Grieving (Theological Hermeneutics Applied)

June 17, 2008

When I think of the dramatic story of Scripture in terms of divine presence (as I did in my previous post on theological hermeneutics), my mind always turns toward the absence of those whom I have loved and lost. This may seem a strange twist, but it is a natural flow for me because divine presence […]


Theological Hermeneutics VI — Divine Presence and Assembly (Redemptive-Historical Example)

June 16, 2008

With this post, I will lay down my keyboard for a few weeks on this topic as I leave Friday or Saturday for a week vacation without electronics.  But I will continue this series again upon my return.  I envision six or seven more articles on “theological hermeneutics” and then a new series on “applied” theological […]