Dr. J. Richard Middleton has a unique interpretation of Genesis 22, Abraham’s (near-)sacrifice of Isaac, which departs — radically, some might say — from both traditional Christian and Jewish readings of this foundational Old Testament story. And if he’s right, it has significant implications for how we do ministry. Matt, Alastair, and Derek leave no stone unturned in this conversation.
Links and Resources Mentioned:
The Liberating Image: The Imago Dei in Genesis 1, by Dr. J. Richard Middleton
Abraham’s Silence: The Binding of Isaac, The Suffering of Job, and How to Talk Back to God, by Dr. J. Richard Middleton
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