Judges 1:1-20, Grizzled Grasshopper Stamps Out Giants

This entry is part 2 of 11 in the series The Book of Judges

Judah – O you! – your brothers shall give thanks to you. Your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies. The sons of your father shall bow down to you. Judah is the cub of a lion; From … Continue reading

Turning the Devil’s Own Arrows against Him: A Brief Meditation on Habakkuk 3:17—18

The prophet Habakkuk preaches to soldiers and royal counselors as a city is burned in the background. Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield … Continue reading

What Liberals Can Teach Us about the Liturgy

For the conservative scholar, modern Biblical studies have been something of a disappointment.  Much of 20th century biblical scholarship was more concerned with what a text didn’t say (how it came into being, which texts were authentic vs. later additions, … Continue reading