Religion and Spirituality

Winter 2015

What to Eat?

David Hulme

Does the biblical list of “clean” and “unclean” foods pertain only to Old Testament ritual purity? 

Winter 2015

Outlining Deuteronomy

One way to understand the flow of the book of Deuteronomy is to see it as a seven-part parallel structure.


Spring 2015

What Solomon Didn’t Know

Dan Cloer

The name “Solomon” is often viewed as synonymous with wisdom. The Hebrew Scriptures note that dignitaries visited ancient Israel’s king to confirm the accuracy of his reputation.

Spring 2015

The Physiology of Crucifixion

David Hulme

There have been many attempts to explain in medical terms what happens during crucifixion and in particular what caused the death of Jesus. 

Spring 2015

Twelve Curses

The Levites were to proclaim 12 curses for all to hear and give their assent. This announcement focuses on the outcome of disobedience to various laws and principles.

Fall 2014

The Law, the Prophets and the Writings, Part 10

The Wilderness Years

David Hulme

Under the leadership of Moses, the children of Israel make their way to the Promised Land, but their 40-year journey is marked by one episode of faithlessness and rebellion after another.

The Law, Prophets and Writings: Into the Wilderness

Summer 2014

The Law, the Prophets and the Writings, Part 9

Into the Wilderness

David Hulme

The descendants of Jacob had been enslaved in Egypt for many years when Moses brought them word that God was about to rescue them. In Part 9 of the series, we trace the story of their exodus from the land of the pharaohs.