God’s Law Part 2 (Story of Scripture 7)

Check out the latest episode of the podcast: God’s Law Part 2. You can find the podcast on Spotify, ApplePodcasts and Stitcher. Or go right to the website here:https://ancientpathwayspodcast.buzzsprout.com/ Pause: Do you think the Bible is easy to understand? Should it be? What are the toughest questions people have asked you about the Bible? Last…

God Gives the Law (Story of Scripture 6)

Listen to the podcast here. This week we are diving into the Law! Our story began in the beginning, with God’s good creation. This good creation was broken through human sin. God launched a rescue operation, calling Abraham to bring blessing to the nations. Abraham’s descendants, Israel, ended up enslaved in Egypt and God liberated…

God Dwells (The Story of Scripture)

Listen to the podcast here. Recap - Let’s do a brief recap to remind us of where we are in the story. God created a good world and placed human in it as God’s image bearers. Humans were created with a purpose: to care for God’s good creation and to be creators as well, bringing…

The Call of Abraham (Story of Scripture 2)

Listen to the Podcast: The Call of Abraham (Story of Scripture Episode 2) Let’s start with a question: How have you understood the story of the Bible? Do you move right from the fall of humanity in Genesis 3 to the coming of Jesus? There are hundreds of pages and years between Genesis 3 and…

Story of Scripture 1 – Beginnings

To listen to this podcast, go to Ancient Pathwayss - The Story of Scripture 1 Genesis 1:1-5 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. 3 And God said,…

The Story of Scripture 1 – Welcome and Introduction

Don’t like to read? You can listen to this post as a podcast by going here: Ancient Pathways with Dave Hershey. You can also find this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher. Two years ago I began training as a Life Coach and one of the assignments in the first class I took was…

#2 – Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope by Esau McCaulley (My Top Ten 2020 Reads(

Absolutely brilliant. McCaulley presents here the hope and history of “black ecclesial interpretation.” This is the tradition of reading and preaching found in the black churches since the earliest days of America. One of the challenges McCaulley puts forth in the beginning is the pull from one side to leave the Bible and Christianity behind,…

The Stories We Tell of our Past and how they Shape our Present

The below newsletter was sent out a few weeks ago to my partners in ministry; I just neglected to post it here. You can read the whole thing here: https://mailchi.mp/3d253e141eff/csfberksmay2019-4753858 When Buzz Gifted me a Manual A few years ago my boss, Buzz, CSFPA’s Executive Director, assigned the task of new staff training to me.…

Musings on Evolution, Science and the Bible

This post first appeared in my biweekly newsletter which you can read and subscribe to here: Why Now?My Evolving UnderstandingSpeaking with Wisdom and KnowledgeEvolution and the Point of ScriptureQuestions 1. Why Now?A couple of weeks ago I was interviewed by my friend Andrew Carpenter for his Obscure Pastor podcast.  One of the things I shared…

Be Still (Psalm 46 – Weekly Word)

Last evening at CSF our theme was "Listening".  We've been examining spiritual disciplines this semester and previously we had looked at speaking, service and prayer.  With all of this sort of outward focused, with the emphasis on our actions whether serving or speaking to others or talking to God in prayer, it seemed to make…