How Jerusalem Became “The City of David” – A Brief Explanation

In the Bible, it's not uncommon for Jerusalem to be called "The City of David." In most English translations, the phrase "City of David" is found around 45 times. The first time this name for Jerusalem appears in Scripture is 2 Samuel 5:7 (cf. 1 Chr. 11:5). As the story goes, king David and his… Continue reading How Jerusalem Became “The City of David” – A Brief Explanation

Ancient Cosmology

   I've got a few flights and a short vacation in front of me, so one of the books I plan on reading is this 2009 IVP book by John Walton, The Lost World of Genesis One.  Andrew said I'd appreciate it, and based on the first few paragraphs of chapter one, I think I will. … Continue reading Ancient Cosmology

The Busy Christian’s Guide to Busyness

When I ask people how they are doing, around 70% of the time the answer has something to do with being busy or hectic.  Someone just told me last week that it has been several weeks since his whole family sat down for a meal.  I also just saw the July calendar for a church, which consisted of… Continue reading The Busy Christian’s Guide to Busyness