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African hermeneutics

The Church Needs African Hermeneutics (Liz Mburu)

Where you are situated in time and space affects how you interpret the world. This cultural, geographical, and historical consciousness…

God's Law and Order

The Politics of Punishment in Evangelical America (Aaron Griffith)

In the latter half of 20th century, the evangelical community’s developing attitudes toward crime and punishment overlapped with the increasingly…

Rachael Denhollander

What Does Reconciliation Mean for Sexual Abuse Survivors? (Rachael and Jacob Denhollander)

This week, Rachael and Jacob Denhollander joined the podcast to discuss what reconciliation and restoration can look like following horrific…

Part of the Repentance and Reconciliation in Scripture series

Nahum and Reconciliation

Extreme Violence, Nahum, and Reconciliation in the Congo (Jacob Onyumbe Wenyi)

Dr. Onyumbe Wenyi explains how the violence in the book of Nahum connects directly to the experiences of people in the Congo.

Part of the Repentance and Reconciliation in Scripture series

Reconciliation

What Biblical Racial Reconciliation Actually Looks Like (Anthony Bradley)

Reconciliation in practice involves local communities acknowledging the wrongs of their particular pasts and figuring out how to move forward—…

Part of the Repentance and Reconciliation in Scripture series

Torah

The Torah Is Not a Law Book (Jerry Unterman)

CHT fellow Dr. Jerry Unterman explains that unlike other law codes of the ANE, the Torah is not a law book.

Forgiveness in the Bible

No One Asks for Forgiveness in the Bible? (Joshua Berman)

People don’t ask for or grant forgiveness in the Bible—at least, not in the way modern people are familiar with.

Part of the Repentance and Reconciliation in Scripture series

Lisa Bowens

African Americans Understood Paul’s Words While Slave Owners Twisted Them (Lisa Bowens)

Discussing her book African American Readings of Paul, Lisa Bowens identifies how Pauline texts were used both for and against injustice.

Part of the By the Oppressed, to the Oppressed: How the Marginalized Church Reads the Bible series

Small Preaching

What Are Sermons for, and How Can They Be Improved? (Jonathan Pennington)

When it comes to preaching, less is more. If you really understand a complex issue, you should be able to…

Shepherds surrounding Santa Claus

Three Grinches in a Pod: Complicating Christmas

It’s that time of year again.  It’s the time when those who hate eggnog, pretty lights, cheery music, presents, and joy itself…