Seasons: A Time for All Things


Night of the Living Dead or the Undead in America

Zombies are all the rage these days. They are the dead who will not stay dead, the dead who feed on life, the dead who must be killed again—and again. We have Dawn of the Dead (2004), preceded by 28 Days Later (2002), and followed by Night of the Living Dead: Genesis (2017). Apparently,…

(Story Day) From Russia with Love

To listen to this blog post as a podcast click here (please see notes below)* While I was teaching in St. Petersburg, Russia… The weekend between classes I went to see the city accompanied by my guide. We walked to the Winter Palace (photo attached) with a slight detour through the Palace Square, site…

The Daughter Divine and Proverbs’ Woman Wisdom

The timing could not have been better. Just as we have finished our study of same-sex intimacy and the Old Testament, The Priscilla Papers (a journal committed to biblical gender-equity) has released its Spring 2018 issue that includes my essay: “Daughter Divine: Proverbs’ Woman of Wisdom.” Even better, this article is available on-line: click here…

Now Hear This — Listen to Story Day!

Prefer to listen to Story Day rather than read? Then I have good news for you. You may now listen to each of the first five episodes of A Fire in My Bones: A Memoir of Life with CRPS as read by the author (me). Look for and click on the new menu…

(Story Day) Land of the White Nights

The first half of the New Year (2007) came with the most exciting and demanding speaking schedule I had ever accepted. I began simply, with a weekend in San Antonio and several Sundays at a new church in Abilene. Then, as the semester ended in April, I packed my bags for May and…

A Prayer for Mother’s Day

(A request for this week only: please click to the link so we may get an accurate count of readers. Thank you) Lord, God of Sara, Rebekah, and Rachel; and God of Hagar, Bilhah, and Zilpah. God of the hopeless, surprised by joy; and God of the used-up and thrown away. Created in…


Glenn Pemberton is a minister turned professor turned writer. After serving churches in Texas and Colorado, Glenn completed a Ph.D. (Old Testament). He then taught at Oklahoma Christian University before coming to Abilene Christian University in 2005, retiring as professor emeritus in 2017 due to a severe chronic pain. Glenn now spends his time writing for the church. Along with short essays he has published four books, including The God who Saves: An Introduction to the Message of the Old Testament (2015), and Hurting with God: Learning to Lament with the Psalms (2012). Glenn and his wife Dana continue to live in Abilene, Texas.


Glenn Pemberton
3341 East Lake Rd.
Abilene, TX, 79601
[email protected]

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