how cultural differences affect names in the Bible, how God’s name is treated by Jewish traditionalism, people who repent and people who don’t repent
how Jesus confronted the Pharisees hypocrisy in stages, gently progressing into the boldness and offensive truths they needed to hear
analyzing why Jesus offended the Jews by not getting his disciples to wash their hands is critical for our learning
why fringes mattered in bible times, why it matters to us, why symbolism mattered to them and us
why Jesus said we need to eat his flesh and drink his blood is explained and connected with significance for our rituals and lives today
what adds significance to our rituals is considering our roots more thoughtfully and faith in the God that saves us
understanding the significance of the cup in Bible times makes a better connection with its rhetoric and the communion cup
If we can capture God’s enormity and ourselves in contrast we can be rid of guilt and serve from gratitude
Leviticus shows high standards symbolically since we don’t have to obey much of the rules, but we have such a problem with our hearts
Leviticus has many rules and weird rules to make us realize how much we need God to change our hearts to want to obey what he requires of us today
Changes for my website
Praise the Lord! My students finished helping me with the latest technology and now I’ll be busy all summer with improving my presentations and organizing my material to significantly improve your experience here. If you want to keep tabs on the latest edits, check out the bottom of my blog index.
- Putting out a Fleece, Casting Lots, and Choosing that Hill to Die on February 24, 2020
- False Humility in the NT, Apocrypha, and Pseudepigrapha, Part 3 of 3 February 17, 2020
- False Humility in the NT, Apocrypha, and Pseudepigrapha, Part 2 of 3 February 10, 2020
- False Humility in the NT, Apocrypha, and Pseudepigrapha, Part 1 of 3 February 3, 2020
- Christ’s Temptation as our Inspiration January 26, 2020
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My Focus in Blogging
My story of forgiveness and healing is quite unrelated to envisioning the Bible world. But since our world is sin and pain infested, I suspect many will want to hear more about my personal experience. I wrote a couple of blogs about this, but mostly I focused on envisioning the Bible world. I learned lots after being in Israel, and now I can share that with you.
Plans for Improved Website:
Now that my documentary links are all moved under the Tour Israel menu heading, I’ll be working to improve the website for visually impaired people and the SEO. This will allow many, many more hits to this website than ever before.
Thanks for your interest.