Nearly all book discussions of the Pharisees make abundant use of the rabbis (Mishnah, Talmuds, Tosefta) either to establish points being made or to…
It’s gonna be a good week here at Tov Unleashed. Here’s why: First, we want to settle once and for all whether the rabbis should be called Pharisees and…
Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the…
Lots of 2’s in our date today. Found this picture of an owl. Can you ID it? Photo by Ray Hennessy on Unsplash What a wonderful discovery! Deep in the…
America, we have a gun problem. Owning a gun, for most, is about self protection but owning a gun significantly increases the chance that the gun owner…
Did God Bury or Praise Job? That’s a question about the Book of Job I’m thinking many of us have never ever ever asked. But it’s the heart – the middle…
I have reposted this because Substack did not send it the first time. The church has stereotyped the Pharisees. Consequently, the church routinely uses…
Here’s the text of Martin Luther King’s famous speech/sermon/address in Washington DC. I remember watching it as a kid on TV. I consider this speech to…
Got a late start on this week’s Looking Ahead, sorry. I will begin the week with that wonderful speech by Martin Luther King, Jr.: “I Have a Dream.” I…
Photo by Faith Crabtree on Unsplash Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your…
Kris and I are on a short respite, what I like to call a mini-sabbatical, of three weeks. I’m concentrating on the Everyday Bible Studies I’m writing…
Do you know about Rizpah? In her essay in God and Guns: The Bible Against American Gun Culture, edited by Christopher B. Hays and C.L. Crouch, Yolanda…