Fill the Earth 5: Mission Failed

In our last segment we saw how God organized his mission by rescuing Israel from Egypt and communicating his torah to them. If Israel would exhibit their faith in God by obeying his torah, He would enable them to fulfill the creation mission (e.g., Lev 26:3, 9). By their obedience to God’s kingly word, they […]

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Perspectives from the Road

I’m currently on my first support raising road trip, which has taken me up to our old stomping grounds in the Chicago area. I drove up last week, and as you can see from the picture to the right, I had one slight problem on the road – my front right tire blew out on the […]

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Knowing the Bible

If you’re looking for a Bible study to help you engage the biblical text and challenge you for  application, I encourage you to check out Crossway’s new Knowing the Bible series. Each volume in this series explores a whole book of the Bible in 12 lessons. Each lesson takes you through the passage at hand and […]

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Fill the Earth 3: Mission Resumed

After humanity’s mission is frustrated because of sin throughout Gen 3-11, culminating in their rejection of the creation mandate at the Tower of Babel, God confuses their language and disperses them across the face of the earth, thereby creating the nations. God then resumes His mission by calling one man–Abram–and promising to bless the scattered […]

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How Time Flies – Make it Count

Last week Lydia began preschool. For several years before we had children, Caroline was a teacher, so she has attended plenty of “Meet the Teacher Nights.” But this most recent one was her first time attending as a parent. Afterward she said to me, “This really makes me feel grown up.” And I know what […]

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