Nothing gets so quickly boring and utterly complicated as reading the genealogies in the Bible. These lists of people from father to clan to tribe usually turn readers away from the biblical text rather than draw them into it. Truth is, we don’t really care who begat who. We’re looking for something more interesting, or at least something […]

Pastor King Duncan relates a silly and sort of scandalous incident with an early church father: “When the father of Origen, a third century theologian, was arrested for being a Christian, Origen, then only 17, was aflame with the desire to follow his Dad and share in glorious martyrdom.  His mother pleaded with him not to […]