Posts By: Bradley Mooney

The Promised Land

“I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you. The whole land of Canaan, where you are now an alien, I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your… Read more »

Love, Politics, & Refugees

Christians who have voiced concern over immigration have been met with a wave of articles challenging their compassion, courage, and love. The consensus of many is that loving refugees in a Christ-exalting way means supporting a more open immigration process. The main concern with this conclusion is the way Old Testament passages are being used to support it…. Read more »

Inductive Bible Study

Inductive Bible Study and Biblical Exegesis Inductive Bible Study is an approach to Scripture that uses three primary steps and several study tools to help the reader properly ‘exegete’ a biblical text. The term ‘exegete’ is taken from Greek, the original language of the New Testament, and simply means “to lead out.” Therefore biblical exegesis… Read more »

Life in the Pit

Daily Reading – Genesis 40 Joseph has conducted himself with honor throughout his life and has received nothing but evil from men in return. In the story today, Joseph has been in prison for years, and we know from Psalm 105 that God sent him there. However Joseph does not let the perception of his cirucmstances dictate… Read more »

Joseph

Daily Reading – Genesis 37 and 39 The Hebrews could look to Joseph for an example of radical faithfulness, and his faithfulness endured some pretty difficult circumstances. But as we will see in Psalm 105, God chose to send him ahead of his brothers, even into slavery, in order to bring good to his people. Read… Read more »

Finding the Historical Jesus

Christians make extraordinary claims about the inspiration of Scripture and the resurrection of the dead. Most people reject these claims outright in favor of naturalism, the status quo of the last few decades. However the Bible’s claims about the work of the Holy Spirit and life after death are tied to historical events. Therefore people should… Read more »

Judah and Tamar

Daily Reading – Genesis 38 There are many avenues for widows to make it on their own today, but that was not the case in ancient mesopotamia. Widows found themselves in a very difficult predicament, especially those without family. However a merciful custom was in place to provide for widows at this time in history. If… Read more »

Not For Sale

“All life has inestimable value, even the weakest and most vulnerable,…the unborn are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live forever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect.” Jorge Mario Bergoglio Margaret Sanger detailed her vision for Planned Parenthood as “weeding out the unfit, … preventing the birth of defectives… Read more »

Be Reconciled

Daily Reading – Genesis 33 “So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man.” Paul Our work as an ambassador of Christ requires us to be able to look people in the eye, especially those we have wronged. Jacob gives us a model of reconciliation in today’s story. Long ago Jacob manipulated Esau… Read more »