The Vine

Hey Cameron,Hope all is well.  A guy just came into the office today and we were speaking bout this, when he cut me off to mention that ‘dead branches are cut off & go into the fire, if there’s not spiritual life then they go to Hell.’  I said to...

Atmosphere questions

Hey Cameron, Hope all is well.  Sounds like everything is moving along tickety boo.  One of the challenges in the last segment of Mark is that neither the terms, grammatical structure, literary form or atmosphere tell you much.Atmosphere – In light of the...

How do you betray Jesus?

Hey Cam,In answer to your questions: YES, YES, and YES. of course it is possible for followers of Jesus to betray him. Of course it is possible for those who have sat at the Lord’s feet for an extended period of time to stumble over what Jesus is doing in their...

1 Samuel narrative

Hey Cameron,Hope all is well.  In answer to your question, 1 Samuel seems like its a biographical narrative and that means the people are the most important component.  You have Hannah and then Eli, then Samuel, the Ark material you mentioned is either used by the...

Priest with a weedy heart

Hey Cameron,I’m glad you are making some discoveries in 1 Samuel. One of the greatest joys in Bible study is when it all comes together.  It’s like looking at those strange pattern pictures in the mall that if you cross your eyes just right you see a train...