Author Archives: Glenn Pemberton

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.

One More Time – this year

For the past six years Dana and I have made a trek to the mountains, the first year alone followed by five years of enjoying children (and grandchildren) and friends in the cabin(s) we have rented. So for a couple of weeks I will be away from my blogging position, hoping to come…

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4th and 7th to Go

Israel’s ‘constitution’—Deuteronomy (to play with language in the spirit of July 4th), includes what at first appears to be a great idea and then, on closer inspection of the text and our lives—is radical, dangerous, and as un-American as High Tea and Scones. In Deuteronomy, the provision is simply called the “Seventh Year”…

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A Whale of a Tale

I promised whales to come, so I must deliver. Sorry, but nothing “spiritual” today–unless you consider the magnificence of creation something of spiritual wonder… hmm. “So did you see whales?” seems to be the leading question in conversations since we returned home. And the answer is… Ah yes, “Call me Ishmael” (in other…

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