From Genesis 4 to Forgiveness

I read Genesis over the past two days. I don’t think I have ever read the book in such large chunks. I want to note a few things that stood out. First, the repetition — my goodness, the narrative is like an echo chamber of swirling similar events. Second, the slow down with Genesis 12…

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WWDC21

I want to point out the parts of this year’s WWDC keynote that I found most exciting. This post is essentially my notes, taken while watching it for the second time. Intro The intro video is always fun, and I really like this one. It was quirky and cool and funny. I know it was…

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“I am” Encouragement

At the end of chapter 5, Moses lays out a very reasonable complaint to God. The situation of the Israelites has only become worse. As a result of Moses going to Pharaoh, their work has become exponentially harder, and no one is listening to him, neither Pharaoh nor the Israelites. God responds by telling Moses…

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How to start speaking Greek

I want to recommend one simple way to get started speaking Greek. It’s free. All you need is one other person who wants to pursue the same goal. I have in mind those of you who have studied Greek in a grammar-translation way, perhaps for many years, but have not yet started down the path…

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Why is upside-down good news?

The opposite of yours fears is true. The rich and powerful don’t get away with it. When things fall apart, that isn’t the end. Death is really something else all together. You don’t get to the goal by “so much winning” but by being at a loss. “Who am I?” isn’t answered by how good…

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Revelation 5–6

John is so engulfed in what he sees that he actually begins to cry when there is no one found worthy to open the scroll (5:3). I’ve always found that striking. Whatever he sees, it’s a scene of immense tension and apparently sadness. He watches and cries. The first words of comfort: “The lion has…

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