The Curious Case of Benjamin

I have this annoying quirk where I can’t let the particulars of Scripture go. When the Bible gets descriptive, there must be some significance beyond satisfying mere curiosity. There are no throw away parts of Scripture, no parts that are just for your information. Unexpected details get my wheels churning. When it comes to my […]

The Greatest Pain in Childbirth and Sorrow of the Ground

Recently my wife delivered our third son, but this time around, things were a little different.  With the first two boys, we made it to the hospital in plenty of time, she got her epidural, and we sailed through delivery like it weren’t no thang.  Somehow this time we missed all of the signs of […]

Authorial Intention: Entering the Discussion

I have been reading the discussion cued by Jim Hamilton in his article, interacted with by Patrick Schreiner at his blog Ad Fontes, and further discussed by Matt Emerson in this article.  Though I might be a 5’5″ near midget among giants here, I would love to enter the discussion with a few perspectives of my […]

Jesus in Genesis: Brief Typologies

For your Monday morning, here is a pick-me-up: some Christological typology from the book of Genesis.  Genesis is an amazing saga about the origins of the universe, the creation and fall of man, the election of God’s chosen seed, and the development of the twelve tribes.  Genesis provides many motifs, symbols, and types that shape […]