It’s a pretty well-worn story in some circles: the idea that ‘Africa’ is rife with the prosperity gospel. The American pastor John Piper, in his eagerness to promote good theology, gives the impression that this entire continent is flooded with bad teaching about health, wealth and prosperity. In the previous […]
A quick heads up: I’m heaps excited to let you know that Tamie has an article in the latest issue of Tyndale Bulletin. This paper argues that literary context, commonly used by evangelicals, and intertextuality, often championed by feminist scholars, are complementary tools for understanding the story of Jephthah and […]
In this series of talks for women, Tamie Davis brings together her passion for the Old Testament with her background in literature and her care for women in the Church. Tamie is a creative and engaging speaker, a wise teacher and a discerning reader of Scripture. As her husband, I’m […]
Arthur happened to be sitting next to me as I read the introduction to Tamar’s Tears. He was regularly interrupted from his own reading by my excited exclamations. Here are two notable quotables. Long-time readers of our blog will recognise my own sentiments here, though the authors are much more […]
Missiologists love to talk about the parts of the Psalms that call on the nations to praise God and there are a lot of them. But there are even more references to their defeat! On top of that, it seems to be God’s glory that is the focus, not the […]
We saw a link between God’s preference for Israel and the nations’ praise in Psalm 96 and 67 but what about God’s punishment of the nations and their defeat? Psalms 47 and 87 help us to address this.
So far in this series we’ve seen 4 themes about the nations in the Psalms: God rules the nations Defeat of the nations Calls for the nations to praise God Israel among the nations Just because the defeat of the nations is the most common reference doesn’t make it God’s […]