Monthly Archives: February 2012

“Unreached”

My former classmate, Andrew Belli (now pastoral assistant at Redeemer Fellowship Church in Watertown, MA- near Boston) posted this on his twitter (@BelliAndrew): “Missions agencies define an ‘unreached people group’ as a population in which >2% are evangelicals. Greater Boston … Continue reading

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#tbs1sam 1 Samuel 18 & 19

Saul’s son Jonathan is one in spirit with David… what does that mean? They see eye to eye? Why would Jonathan see eye to eye with his father’s rival? Given the events of chapter 14, perhaps Jonathan is not a … Continue reading

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#tbs1sam 1 Samuel 16 & 17

Yesterday got so chaotic I missed reflecting on 1 Samuel 16 (a very important chapter), so again today you get a 2 for 1 deal, with 16 and 17 (another HUGE chapter in 1 Samuel). Samuel is called to go … Continue reading

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#tbs1sam 1 Samuel 15

Samuel’s directions to Saul have not always followed prophetic model, until chapter 15. Now, Samuel brings a “Thus says YHWH” proclamation. Now, there is no doubt what Saul is supposed to do.  And now, it’s payback for the Amalekites- total annihilation … Continue reading

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#tbs1sam 1 Samuel 14

Chapter 14 starts with Saul’s son Jonathan acting on his own without his father’s consent. In  chapter 13 we saw Saul’s army walking away, discouraged, in spite of Saul’s monumental victory at Jabesh-Gilead. In less than a week, Saul has … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading

Alastair Roberts has provided two fantastic post in response to a new video floating around which is a fantastic example of evangelical theology gone wrong. Part 1: What’s Wrong With the Evagelical Gospel (which includes the video itself, and a critique … Continue reading

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#tbs1sam 1 Samuel 12 & 13

Understanding chapter 12 is tough because it isn’t clear what genre we’re looking at here. Is it a farewell speech like Genesis 49? Or a covenant renewal/commitment moment like Deuteronomy 29 or Joshua 24 or Ezra/Nehemiah? Or dedication of the … Continue reading

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