This blog is having an
existential crisis

While I tinker with a new design, I’m also pondering how, what, and why I write here. I don’t know how long that will take, but you’re welcome to email me and see how things are progressing.

Stress-testing the
mind of Christ

Where a recovering ex-atheist rams the Bible into other worldviews to see what breaks (note: Scripture cannot be broken)


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Qualifications for elders

David’s shepherd work prepared him for personal combat with a giant.

When we ask what it takes to be an elder, we should not forget Acts 20:28-31. According to Paul, the shepherd does not merely keep an eye out each day to take care of the sheep; he also keeps an eye out each night to take care of the wolves. And by taking care of those, I am thinking of how David took care of the lions and bears in 1 Samuel 17:36.

2 comments

  1. Ripken Holt

    I’m not seeing the connection. Paul seems to be talking about spiritual warfare (protecting the Church from false teaching, etc), while David was talking about physical engagements. Are you saying elders should be physically capable of taking out bears & lions?

  2. Dominic Bnonn Tennant

    I think you tripped and fell somewhere in the middle of that metaphor ;)

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