Leading Ladies
Hearing the Voices of the Bible’s Powerful Women

We explore new insights in the Bible’s heroines’ life stories.

The Leading Ladies Case Studies delve into the Biblical text of each heroine’s story to unearth fine details, and deep patterns, previously unseen. We are thus challenged to see Rahab as the midwife of God’s nation Israel; to see that Jael fulfills the Eden covenant in precursor cameo; to see that Delilah was assassinated; and to see that Esther completes her hidden agenda to remove the disgrace from the house of King Saul. Over-arching this we see the creation of Adam and Eve describing a harmonizing of the spiritual and the natural, a fusion of Heaven and Earth, with the woman emblemizing the Heavenly component and the man the Earthly one.

Seeing the Leading Ladies’ stories together reveals that their accomplishments directly parallel the well-known feats of the greatest Biblical male heroes. Yet characteristically the women achieved their goals with fewer resources and less preparation time. The Ladies’ victories are often unseen because they are encoded in the Bible record in a much quieter voice, which is God’s own signature communication style.

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The King Who Fell
An Exposition of Solomon’s Song of Songs

“Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth” opens the Hebrew Old Testament’s most enigmatic mystery: Solomon’s Song of Songs. Solomon and his Bride share their intensely passionate expressions of love, ascetic and sexual, poetically framed as a chiasm, i.e. in two anti-symmetric halves.

The Song’s lovers are forever imprinted as timeless emblems for this flawless – yet godless – love; and the Divine Hand enriches the Song symbolically, creating an allegorical overlay pregnant with spiritual truths. The literal story-line and interwoven allegory coexist effortlessly: rooting the Song on Earth does not limit it reaching to Heaven.

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To Speak Well of God
An Exposition of the Book of Job

The Biblical drama of Job is haunting. A righteous and blameless man is tormented by ‘the Satan’: stripped of wealth, social status, possessions, health and children – all with God’s permission! Who is this Satan? More chilling still, who is this God? And why, despite this cataclysmic carnage, does the drama focus on the argument between Job and his three friends?

The ending of the drama seems no clearer. When God reveals Himself, what is He saying? Finally, God restores Job; yet is this justice? Does providing Job with twice what he had before justify his traumas?

With its distinctive identification of the Satan, this interpretation offers unique insights into the classic interactions between God, Satan and the Righteous Man; and reveals the Messianic message encoded within. Most importantly it lends reason to persevere in faith, as Job did; and speak well of God.

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John’s Creation
A Model for Understanding the Gospel of John

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

The Apostle John deliberately arranges his gospel to reflect the Creation sequence of Genesis. John portrays the character and ministry of Jesus of Nazareth in a sequence of six discrete elements, each blossoming into the spiritual manifestation of its physical counterpart in the natural creation.

We address three questions:

  • Does John’s Gospel really reflect the Creation pattern?
  • If so, what do we gain from seeing Jesus this way?
  • How does this pattern assist someone’s discipleship?

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Once Upon a Tom
Science, Synchrotrons and Stupidity. Mainly Stupidity.

As a marked departure from the theological and philosophical considerations above, this is a collection of anecdotes to describe a dear friend and work colleague (1998-2015) of mine. He is the archetypal mad inventor uncle, the type who owns a garden shed from which suspicious fumes emanate and occasional eye-brow-removing explosions blast; perhaps followed by the faintest “oops”. He stands out as worthy of biographical record because the Mad Inventor is, somewhat Last-Samurai-style, a magnificent yet vanishing species, slowly and disastrously suffocated by our cultural over-abundance of caution in the domestic setting, and OSHA-induced strangulation at work.

Read with caution: the stories, chillingly, are all true.

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