Turning Back the Clock

Last night was National Turn-Back-the-Clock night, which is widely embraced by most people I know (so long as they don’t have small children at home). Hooray for an extra hour to do something (Read: sleep!)! What I can’t figure out is how, with that extra hour of sleep, I ended up yawning my way through…

Ready or Not!

When I’ve taught Daniel 7 in the past, I’ve often started with some comic relief since I know what’s ahead in the chapter and the rest of the book. That comic relief looks like this: These critters (three of which are currently on craigslist sale – “lion, tiger, and bear! Oh my!”) are ridiculous representations…

Apocalyptic Literature: What Is It?

That’s not one of my most creative titles for a blog post, but at least it’s clear. No luring in disinterested readers today... We’re trying to get a handle on the strange (to us) beast that is apocalyptic literature. It might be easiest to describe it by contrasting it with prophecy, a genre that’s all…

Hitting the Rapids

All right. It’s time. We’ve been merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily making our way through the first half of Daniel, loving such well-told stories as the fiery furnace and the lions’ den. But the current changes when we arrive at chapter 7, and we’ll be paddling through some challenging waters from now until the end of…

Daniel’s Other Half

I started warning you early about the second half of Daniel (and by “early” I mean within the first month of this blog’s life), and now that we’ve finally arrived, I’m reposting something I said way back then just to get things started… -- I’m teaching Daniel to a group of urban ministry leaders on…