Brandon Bennett

Advent Bible in a Year Blog: The Man Who Dared to Address God

Advent Bible in a Year Blog: The Man Who Dared to Address God

Job 40-42 Chapters 1 and 2 of Job set the context for the book, setting up both Job and the readers of the story for the question, “Why does suffering happen in the world where a good God reigns? How can suffering and God’s goodness coexist?” It’s a question even the deepest thinkers have tried … Read More

Advent Bible in a Year Blog: Hast thou considered my servant Job?

Advent Bible in a Year Blog: Hast thou considered my servant Job?

Job 1-3 Illustration: Satan Before the Throne of God by William Blake (click to enlarge) Why? The book of Job is an interesting book, to say the least, yet it is also a challenging one for all of us. Chapters 1 and 2 set the stage for the entire book, introducing us to all the characters … Read More

Advent Bible in a Year Blog: The Christ-Life

Advent Bible in a Year Blog: The Christ-Life

James 1-2 Proverbs 1 James 1-2 is a startling—nay, unsettling—word for those of us who have heard and been powerfully gripped by the announcement of unmerited grace in Jesus Christ. It is a difficult passage because, on the surface, it may sound as if it has a tinge of works-righteousness to its message. Indeed, James … Read More