Rahab was a prostitute, an outsider in the social storyline of Jericho, and she was a Canaanite marked for death by the God of Heaven and Earth. But God had a plan for her because her heart had turned toward Him.
Any changes in how you view the world in your study of Joshua so far? Phares Gilchrist Answers: I have been mulling over the “2 1/2 tribes” who appealed to Moses to allow them to stay on the wilderness side of the Jordan. It seemed like such a reasonable request. They had carved out a … Continue reading Ask Us: Question #1
By Jamie Harms One of my favorite stories in the Bible is found in Genesis 32 in which Jacob wrestles with God all night in hand-to-hand combat. I imagine their bodies intertwined, struggling against one another with no rest until the sun appeared on the horizon. In the midst of the struggle, God touched Jacob’s … Continue reading Changed in the Wrestling
By Phares Gilchrist I’ve taken a different approach to reading through the Bible these last couple of years. It suits me well but requires I resist some spiritual peer pressure. I have been reading slowly. Not every day. And thinking differently about what I am reading. In other words, I’m not looking for the broad … Continue reading Thoughts on Joshua
By Jasmine Timm A couple weekends ago, my husband and I worked our way through The Lord of the Rings movies. If you know anything about the movies or books, it is an intense story of good versus evil. As we watched, there were several instances where we found ourselves hiding our faces behind blankets, … Continue reading Confused Yet Committed