Category Archives: Joshua

You Shall Call His Name Joshua

I have an article on the Theopolis website, exploring some of the reasons for the naming of Jesus. That ‘Jesus’ would be the name chosen for the Son in his incarnation might seem underwhelming. As a Greek form of the name … Continue reading

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Video: Echoes of Exodus in the Great Commission?

Today’s question: Do you see any parallels between the great commission and the exodus? I don’t want to get Echo-crazy. Just from a surface level, there some to be some connections: confrontation with “the name,” a sending out, baptism, and … Continue reading

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The Land Is Not Silent

I’ve just published a post over on the Political Theology blog, on the subject of Joshua 24:1-18: Water crossings play an especially important part in Joshua’s theological geography. The River Euphrates is referenced four times, the Jordan is mentioned twice, … Continue reading

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Theopolis Podcast: Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost

In this episode of the Theopolis Podcast, Peter Leithart and I discuss the readings for the thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proverbs 9:1-10; Joshua 24:1-2, 14-18; John 6:51-58; Ephesians 5:15-20. You can follow the Theopolis podcast on Soundcloud, iTunes, and on most podcast apps. … Continue reading

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Hero’s Theme

I have just guest posted over on the Theopolis Institute, where I make a case for a figural reading of the story of Rahab. Rahab represents something even greater in the book of Revelation. In Revelation we see a woman … Continue reading

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Conquest Narratives in Christianity and Islam

I’ve guest posted again for Political Theology Today, discussing Pope Francis’ recent claim that Christianity shares in common with Islam an emphasis upon the theme of conquest and his referencing of the Great Commission of Matthew 28 as an example … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday: 40 Days of Exoduses Summary

I am quite some way behind schedule at this point and it is unlikely that I will post more than a couple more this coming week. However, be assured that the series will be finished. We have passed the halfway … Continue reading

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A Successor, a Harlot, and an Invasion – 40 Days of Exoduses (21)

The Republication of the Covenant Our previous study led us to the wilderness side of the Jordan, with the children of Israel preparing to enter into the land. It is at this point that the book of Deuteronomy fits in. … Continue reading

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Is YHWH a War Criminal?

The question of divine goodness and justice in light of the deep problems raised by the biblical commands concerning the slaughter of the Canaanites seems to be the hot topic right now. Philip Jenkins writes on the subject of the … Continue reading

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