"It is traditional to think we should praise Abraham for his willingness to sacrifice his son as proof of his love for God. But have we misread the point of the story? Is it possible that a careful reading of Genesis 22 could reveal that God was not pleased with Abraham's silent obedience?"
Earlier this year, Northeastern Seminary launched a mini class called Reading While Black, inspired by the best-selling, internationally known book by author and former Northeastern Seminary faculty member Dr. Esau McCaulley.
As Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 comes to a close, I wanted to offer a few reflections about what this month means to me and my work as a theological educator.
On Thursday, May 21, I’ll be speaking at a conference called “From Interpretation to Preaching.”
My presentation addresses Matthew’s use of Old Testament quotations/ citations in the infancy narratives (Matthew 1-2). There are four, five, or six ciations, depending how you count them.
In chapter 1 Matthew quotes Isaiah 7:14 (the Immanuel prophecy), while chapter 2 contains quotes from Micah 5:2 (with an addition from 2 Samuel 5:2), Hosea 11:1, and Jeremiah 31:15 (plus a closing citation of “the prophets,” but there is no agreement what the OT reference is).
As the newest member of the staff at Northeastern Seminary, I have completed my first month and continue to praise the Lord for giving me the honor and privilege of working with such wonderful people in such an incredible work environment.
As you prepare your heart for the New Year let this poem reawaken the hope that comes to us as a grace filled gift in the birth, sacrifice, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Our prayer for you this Christmas Day.
In the final entry of this blog series dedicated to the many manifestations of the season of anticipation, Dr. Elizabeth Gerhardt opens our hearts to the mystery and wonder of Advent.
Alumnus Thomas Worth wrote this poem in 2012 as part of a personal Advent tradition. This time of year naturally invites us to reminisce on memories of seasons past. In his poem, Thomas recalls moments of encountering Emmanuel as a child.
This Advent reflection was originally published in the 2010 Community of the Savior’s annual Advent meditations booklet where Elizabeth Guckenbiehl-Lang attends church.