The Gospel and the Witch of Endor

My favorite books about the Bible – the ones that get me thinking and talking with others, and rereading and thinking some more – are ones that break open some aspect of God’s story of […]

The Gospel and the Major Prophets

Years ago, I was asked to teach on Jesus and His kingdom in the Old Testament. There were a few other teachers, and the books of the Old Testament were divided among us. One got […]

The Gospel and Ecclesiastes

Sometimes life just doesn’t make any sense! Why does it seem that forces of chaos and darkness roam with impunity? Why is it that the good, the true, and the beautiful are seldom elevated, while […]

The Gospel and the Kings

I Kings 8:56 “Blessed be the Lord who has given rest to his people Israel, according to all that he promised. Not one word has failed of all his good promise, which he spoke by Moses […]

The Gospel and I Samuel 8-31

by Kelsey Hency Recently a prominent businessman in London fielded a question about the queen’s tax-payer-funded personal budget. This financially savvy Englishman said, “Give her whatever she wants. She is the Queen of England.” Whether […]

The Gospel and I Samuel 1 – 7

Check out the opening post in this series, The Gospel and Old Testament, here.  The first chapters of I Samuel open with the story of a character, Hannah, whose role in the Old Testament quickly […]

The Gospel and Ruth

The book of Ruth is a favorite for many women, especially young single ones, for good reason. What could be more romantic than the story of a young woman who finds herself far from home, […]

Gospel and Judges

The events in the book of Judges occur between the death of Joshua and the birth of Samuel and kingship of Saul. In the book, God’s children long for good leadership. “Since the conquest of […]

The Gospel and Joshua

The name Joshua is the English version of the Hebrew phrase, Yeshua saves. The English version of the same phrase from Greek is … Jesus. By its very name, the book of Joshua is deeply […]

The Gospel and Deuteronomy

If Leviticus is about God dwelling with His people, Deuteronomy is a book about His children bearing His image. Deuteronomy is about God calling His people back to reflect Him and His glory. What do […]