Deborah: Mighty Leader and Mother of Israel

“. . .Deborah arose as a mother in Israel.” — Judges 5:7 (ESV)

To Read: Judges 4–5

Biblical Synopsis: Deborah served as a judge and prophetess during a period when judges ruled over Israel. As the narrative unfolds, she becomes a key military leader giving orders to Barak and signaling when the battle would begin. She held the position of highest authority in Israel and was honored with the title “mother of Israel,” as a sign of respect signifying her leadership over the whole nation. Read more

The Old Testament and Evangelism

carenet_2014Sep04_0044 Last month, I spoke to a group of attendees at Care Net’s National conference about the upcoming release of The Evangelism Study Bible and my vision for the ESB to be an equipping tool for the workers in their pregnancy resource centers.

As I closed my talk, I brought up the importance of the Old Testament in evangelism. Here is an excerpt from what I said: Read more