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Category: Judges Era

Holiday Brokenness

Holidays bring out both the best and the worst in people! Holidays fill our hearts with both joy and dread. Holidays reveal at least two things:  the brokenness of life outside of Eden’s garden  our strategy for navigating life outside of Eden’s garden Let’s consider a story from 1 Samuel 1:1-18 about a holiday, two broken women (co-wives of one man) and two broken men (a husband and a priest) —the stories of Hannah, Peninnah, Elkanah,... Read More
Posted by Jake Kimmett at Wednesday, December 22, 2021
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Co-opting Culture

The Judges Era is characterized by three-hundred years of tribe-on-tribe violence, corruption within the priesthood, rampant idolatry and sexual immorality, oppression, and child sacrifice. The author of the book of Judges does not sanitize his report; rather, he exposes the under-belly of Israel’s culture. And it is not pretty. Judges begins by describing the terrible result of Israel’s failure to evict the Canaanites from the land and to destroy their culture and their... Read More
Posted by Iva May at Saturday, April 6, 2019
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