On Wednesdays, we open our phones to you! Dr. Michael Rydelnik tackles the questions you have about the OId Testament, New Testament, your spiritual life, and Biblical/Jewish culture. It's all fair game! We hope you'll join us on Open-Line every Wednesday morning at 7:30. Call or text in your questions to 800-969-9467
Michelle Van Loon, our Indy Moody Publisher author, shares why feeling like a wanderer, an exile, is good for our Christian pilgrimage. All of us have a little wanderlust—a desire for that next thing, that new place, but this competes with our longings for security, control, and safety. We don’t like how it feels to be unsettled and uprooted. Whether we’re navigating a season of transition, dealing with the fallout of broken relationships, or wrestling with a deep sense of restlessness, we are all experiencing some form of exile. And most of us do whatever we can to numb the feelings of unbelonging, powerlessness, and unsettledness that come with it. But the truth is that exile has a profound purpose if we can just learn to lean in.
Dr. Michael Rydelnik is professor of Jewish Studies at Moody Bible Institute and the Bible teacher on Moody Radio’s Open Line, answering listener Bible questions on over 200 stations nationwide. The son of Holocaust survivors, Michael was raised in an observant Jewish home in Brooklyn, N.Y. As a high school student, Michael became a follower of Jesus the Messiah and began teaching the Bible almost immediately.
After a hiatus from writing when her three children were young, Michelle Van Loon began writing for publication in earnest beginning in the mid-1990’s. She did a little of everything: home school curriculum, press releases for an art gallery, parachurch ministry, playwriting competitions, created skits for congregational use, and wrote for a variety of evangelical print publications. Michelle is now a consultant for several faith-based nonprofits, receiving a graduate certificate from Northern Seminary in June, 2017. She is currently the U.S. Administrator for the Caspari Center for Biblical and Jewish Studies.
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