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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…

A man observing an image depicting farm worker

Toward an Integrated Liturgy of Work and Worship (Matthew Kaemingk)

There is a deep division between work and worship in the West. However, the worship of the ancient Israelites integrated…

Imprecatory psalms

Crying for Justice: Why We Should Pray the Imprecatory Psalms (Trevor Laurence)

Pleas for justice in the book of Psalms—the imprecatory psalms—can make some Christians uncomfortable. They’re often passed over in the…

Esau McCaulley

Reading the Bible While Black: The Crucial Perspective of the Black Church (Esau McCaulley)

“Blackness is a part of American culture.” Too often American Christianity is equated with white Christianity, while expressions of Black Christianity…

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