The stuff of earth is the stuff of life—and also the stuff of the biblical story. Trees, mountains, water, and food all figure prominently in the slowly unfolding drama of the Holy Scriptures. Now the fact is, there are lots of prisms for viewing the storyline of the Bible, many built from big theological concepts […]
About Glenn Paauw
The focus of Glenn’s 30 years in Bible ministry has been publishing, researching, speaking, and writing on the topic of reading and living the Bible well. His book Saving the Bible from Ourselves is available from InterVarsity Press. He is a leader in the development of Reader’s Bibles, most recently Immerse: The Reading Bible for Tyndale House Publishers. Glenn’s education was in philosophy and theology at Calvin College and Seminary. He lives in Colorado Springs.
Entries by Glenn Paauw
Imagine Israel before Moses It is a nation enslaved, or maybe not even a nation yet. It’s more like a group of people, loosely related, now serving as fodder for the dreams of Pharaohs. Their God, if he is there, is not speaking to them nor acting for them. The straits are dire, and from […]
The focus and work of years was seemingly coming to its climax. The bold announcement at the beginning, the gathering of his co-workers, the teaching and the mighty works, and then the growing tension and hard confrontations—all of the lines were coming together to reach their single goal. Holy Week. The work of Jesus was […]
Every single bit of the Bible was written to people from another time and place. Therefore, exactly 0% of the Bible was originally addressed directly to you or to me. The Bible is not a guidebook that blandly tells us what to do, no questions asked. The Bible is not an instruction manual for looking […]
We talk a lot here about reading the Bible as a story. We believe that’s good and appropriate, because that’s what the Bible actually is—a library of books that come together to tell a story and invite us into the big, beautiful drama of God’s redemption of all things. But how exactly is something like […]