Notes from the East Coast

Notes from the East Coast

Hello from sunny Sydney! I’m typing this from my brother-in-law’s place in Erskineville. I’m here using the library at Moore College to try and get a book manuscript finished (this one is on the death of Jesus). And I’m using some of the quieter pace to...
Jesus, Our Sympathetic High Priest

Jesus, Our Sympathetic High Priest

According to the book of Hebrews, one of the key features of the OT priest was that they were subject to weakness. This was not a bug, but a feature. It meant that the priest could represent the people before God with sympathy and grace. He [the priest] is able to...
The Day of Purging

The Day of Purging

The Purge is an American horror franchise that began in 2013, built around the premise that somewhere in the near future, society has become almost entirely crime-free. For 364 days of the year, you could walk across town at 2 o’clock in the morning with the...
The Heart of Leviticus: The Day of Atonement

The Heart of Leviticus: The Day of Atonement

On Sunday we will reach the very centre of our studies in the book of Leviticus: The Day of Atonement (Lev 16). As Alistair Roberts described it, the Day of Atonement is the “have you tried turning it off and on again?” day of the sacrificial system. It is the annual...