Resources on Preaching/Teaching Joshua

Following Andrew’s helpful post on study resources for Zechariah’s night visions, I thought I’d summarize different resources I’ve used while preaching/teaching through Joshua.  Going through this OT narrative has been an enjoyable endeavor, even though the tribal allotments in the last part of the book have been challenging.  To note ahead of time, most of… Continue reading Resources on Preaching/Teaching Joshua

Goldingay’s Commentary on the Psalms: A Methodological Critique

I've been working with John Goldingay's 3-volume commentary set on the Psalms for a while now.  I haven't read every part (and I'm not overly familiar with Goldingay's other writings, though I know he's some stripe of an open theist, which is a whole other subject), but I have read and utilized it enough to register a… Continue reading Goldingay’s Commentary on the Psalms: A Methodological Critique

The Divine Warrior Motif (OT/NT)

If you're looking for a solid and relatively easy to read book that traces the Divine Warrior motif through the OT and NT, you'll want to get God is a Warrior by Tremper Longman and Daniel Reid (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995).  The layout is pretty straightforward.  The first part of the book is about God the Warrior… Continue reading The Divine Warrior Motif (OT/NT)

OT Israel History and Literature

 "...The purpose of Israel's literature is theological.  It is selective, as all historical writing must be, and it has an agenda.  It is not interested in preserving events for history's sake.  Its purpose is to document Yahweh's action in history and his control of the flow of events.  In these documents the nation is more important… Continue reading OT Israel History and Literature