Oh God said to Abraham, “Kill me a son” Abe says, “Man, you must be puttin’ me on” God say, “No.” Abe say, “What?” God say, “You can do what you want Abe, but The next time you see me comin’ you better run” Well Abe says, “Where do you want this killin’ done?” God says, “Out on Highway 61” The word of the Lord according to Bob Dylan, in the opening lines from the title track of his landmark album Highway 61 Revisited . It is a sly and menacing retelling of the famous episode of Abraham’s near-sacrifice of his son Isaac from Genesis 22 . And Dylan sets it along the famous highway of the blues that stretches along the Mississippi River from New Orleans up almost to Canada. It is the highway where legend has it Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil to play the…
Two Future Trends in Biblical ScholarshipDr. Paul Raabe explores the current trends in biblical scholarship and how the church should respond. “The next generation of biblical scholars is not doing “source-form-redaction criticism”…scholars are now following what is called a “synchronic” approach, taking the biblical texts as they stand in a more holistic way.”
Second Sunday in AdventSpark your thoughts for December 10, 2023! Tune in to "Lectionary Kick-start" for a discussion about the texts for the second Sunday in Advent
2023 Theological Symposium Available OnlineFour hundred were blessed to attend the 2023 Theological Symposium “Living By Hope in a Secular Age: Church & Society.” The three plenary sessions, the panel discussion of the three plenary speakers, and twenty-four sectional presentations are now available online free of charge. Whether you were in attendance and want to view a sectional that ..