• Posts tagged with " Old Testament"


  • READING SCRIPTURE: A REVIEW OF “OUT OF CONTEXT”

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              Out of Context by Richard L. Schultz (Wheaton College) is a sorely needed corrective to the widespread misuse of the Bible by teachers and speakers, both well-known and not-so-well-known. The author not only examines plenty of examples of “interpretive malpractice”...
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    • Michael McAuliffe

      Old Testament Teaching Assistant
    • October 19, 2013 in Theology

    The Announcement of Life: Reflecting on Deuteronomy 30

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    The Law has been largely misunderstood throughout the history of the church. Keeping with the roots of the Reformation, there have been Protestants that have essentially ostracized the Law sections of the Torah, suggesting that even to spend time reading or studying them wreaks of...
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  • Newborn Calves and the Heart of Leviticus

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    Heifer International is an organization started in 1942 by a man named Dan West who was struck by the meagreness of a glass of milk. While providing relief on the frontlines of the Spanish Civil War he began to wonder how much more effective the...
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    • Michael McAuliffe

      Old Testament Teaching Assistant
    • September 27, 2013 in Theology

    Flint Knives and Tent Pegs: A Foreign Remnant

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    A hasty circumcision and a swift act of vengeance—the Kenites seem to have produced some pretty hardcore ladies. But beyond being good stories, the tales of Tzipporah and Jael should spark our attention. For one thing, neither of these people are Israelites, so why do...
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  • Vomit

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    We don’t often talk about it, but the earth’s gastro-intestinal health is of great importance. Beginning with the murder of Abel, this image traces through many significant events in the history of Israel, including the defeat of Pharaoh’s armies at the exodus and the sin...
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    • Michael McAuliffe

      Old Testament Teaching Assistant
    • September 20, 2013 in Church & Ministry

    Prophets and Popes

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    When asked to explain the differences that exist between the Roman Catholic and the Protestant churches, the papacy is often immediately brought to attention. In many conversations I have had, this comes across as a point of pride for Protestants who may see their denial...
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    • Michael McAuliffe

      Old Testament Teaching Assistant
    • September 16, 2013 in Theology

    Why Keep Sheep?

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    Cain and Abel’s story paints for us a tragic picture of life after Eden. The man and woman had stepped out of their place in the creation, and things were falling apart at the seams. Though the degenerative process was already caught up in redemption,...
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  • Hosea, the Persistent Lover

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    [A sermon preached at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Three Hills, AB, July 28, 2013] Old Testament Lectionary Reading: Hosea 1:1-11            Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote: “All the world loves a lover.” If that statement is true, then perhaps the best-loved book in the Bible ought...
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