Design Patterns in the Bible

Tim Mackie of The Bible Project explains design patterns in the Bible in two episodes of the Bible Project podcast. You can listen to them here (part 1) and here (part 2).

The idea of design patterns is quite familiar to me as a software engineer. But the concept is widely useful and being […]

Using a form of Lectio Divina for personal meditation

This is a very brief “cheat sheet” on using lectio divina in times of personal solitude with God.

Summary Be alone. Prepare your heart and mind. Then:

Read – Out loud? Repeat. Reflect – Think it over. What stands out? Respond – Speak to God. Receive – Let go and listen.

Jesus often withdrew to […]

Asking the Wrong Question: Can a person come to God through general revelation?

Often, theologians divide revelation into general and special, and mean by “general” what can be known of God through nature. By “special” they essentially mean biblical revelation or at least the explicit gospel. So the question comes down to “can a person turn to trust God through general revelation”?

I think that’s exactly the wrong […]

Sarah Williams talks on “Sex in the Post-Modern Story”

“The problem of sexual confusion in our culture, which is huge, is not going to be solved by the reassertion of power.” Thus says the wise and learned Sarah Williams in these talks, which I cannot recommend highly enough. Williams is a first-rate scholar and does us a great service in explaining the world from […]