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In this part of the website Dr. Tonstad will from time to time contribute some additional insights and share thoughts on a variety of subjects addressed in his book. We will also invite others to write an article for all to see. If you are interested in being a blog contributor please feel free to submit your request and proposed article using the Feedback tab.

January 24, 2017

Chapter 14 in God of Sense is entitled, "The Sense of the Voice from the Whirlwind." God speaks to Job after (1) the friends have poured out venom on him and (2) told him that God will not speak and Job should not want God to speak. Interpreters disagree about the mean...

December 8, 2016

This is the title of chapter 13 in my book, a chapter exploring a cryptic and little known story in the Old Testament (1 Kings 13). In hindsight, the chapter title seems prescient (prophetic): it is in fashion to take a timeout from sense, as recent events in the world...

November 30, 2016

Some years ago, I published an article in the Scandinavian Journal of Old Testament Theology. My specialty is the New Testament, and I hardly expected my submission to be accepted, but it was. The title of my article was "Revisiting Elijah at Horeb." The most muscular...

June 8, 2016

The illustrations show (1) the rape of the concubine in Judges 19 and (2) the Holocaust. The former directly, the latter indirectly are the topic of chapter 11, entitled "Sense Dismembered". This story is in many ways what spurred me to write the book. She has come to...

June 1, 2016

The "Face-to-Face" person is Moses. There was never again one like him, says the Bible, "who spoke to God face to face." Moses is the subject of chapter 10 of the book. What did Moses know that others failed to grasp? Then he hit the rock, as the illustration is meant...

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