Monthly Archives: November 2009

The Scarlet Thread that Connects Us All to Jesus

Rahab is chalked full of allusions — or references — to other Old Testament stories. For example, the author of Rahab’s story, probably Joshua, uses a very specific word in the Hebrew to make a very significant point. Chapter two, verse four: Joshua kicks off this story with a major reference to another story in Hebrew history. In our English Bibles, the verse reads, “But the woman had taken the two men and hidden them…” However, what it actually says is this: wattişpenehô, which means, she hid him.

Now, why would the author of our story do this when clearly she hid them? As Westerners, we… Continue reading

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Screwtape Letter

In grad school I took a CS Lewis class; it was a lit class; and we were given an assignment to write a letter from Screwtape. The objective was to maintain as much of Lewis as possible—in style and syntax, and so forth. I’ve mentioned before that I enjoy doing impressions of authors anyway as it comes rather naturally to me; so I really had fun with this assignment. Continue reading

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