Can Left Be Right?

Can Left Be Right?

This isn’t really a column about political views, but that’s not to say politics won’t make an appearance. Aug. 13, in case you missed it, was International Lefthanders’ Day. It’s not exactly a major holiday – actually not a holiday of any level – but we southpaws...

Of mountains and molehills …

An eclectic team of scholars from Tel Aviv University recently published research indicating that some Israelite military personnel serving around 600 BCE knew how to read and write. Two Southern Baptist seminary professors contacted by Baptist Press seized on the...

Jonah: The Exception that Proves the Rule

The most common popular image of the prophet is that of the lone voice crying in the wilderness, speaking to the community on behalf of God: “Thus says the LORD.” We often miss the other side of the coin, the image of the prophet speaking to God on behalf...

The Prophets and Divine Anger

We cannot truly understand the biblical prophets without pausing to reflect on the idea of divine anger without prejudice. No matter how foreign or familiar this concept appears to contemporary readers, divine anger was a consuming reality for the biblical prophets...