Category Archives: Proverbs

Video: How Does Proverbs Fit in with the Rest of the OT?

Today’s question: “How does the book of Proverbs fit in with the rest of the OT? It seems so general and universal, and hardly draws upon Israel’s particular covenant history. It rarely if at all appeals to special revelation from … 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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The Politics of Solomon’s Dream

I’ve just guest posted a political reflection on 1 Kings 3:5-12 and the story of Solomon’s dream over on Political Theology Today. While the Law enables the priest to perform his duties faithfully, it is Wisdom that equips the king … Continue reading

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The Politics of Wisdom and Folly

I’ve just guest posted over on Political Theology Today. I discuss the significance of the personification of Wisdom in Proverbs and the relevance of the distinction between the politics of folly and wisdom. The conceptual interplay between the pursuit of … Continue reading

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Why We Should Jettison the ‘Strong Female Character’

I’ve just guest posted over on Mere Orthodoxy on the subject of the Strong Female Character trope: Fictional worlds are places in which we can explore possibilities for identity and agency. The fact that women’s stature as full agents is … Continue reading

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How Do You Solve A Problem Like Sophia?

I’ve written some brief thoughts on the question of the biblical and apocryphal imagery of Sophia. The image of Wisdom (Sophia) in Proverbs and elsewhere needs to be understood in terms of the broader picture within she occurs. The entire … Continue reading

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