It may be paradoxical to think that hope can come through a book that begins with "meaningless", but that is exactly what happened in Russell Meek's life. This Old Testament book was instrumental in Russell Meek's faith journey and in this conversation, Russell shares how his reading and later study of this scripture brought about clarity and meaning in his faith journey. We'll also learn how properly understanding the very word, "meaningless", can offer insight into our life's struggles.
Would you be interested in a seminar that walks you through what the Bible teaches about both creation and the end of days? Local Church Apogetic's Rick McGough and Quad City Creation Science Association's Helmut Welke fill us in on "The Beginning and the End" Seminar that will be held later this month. Hear how this teaching seminar will help grow our understanding of God's overall plan and what difference that will make in how we live out our faith today in anticipation of what's to come.
Russ Meek studied Old Testament at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MA, biblical languages; PhD, Old Testament) and has taught at various colleges and seminaries since 2011. He is convinced that these stories and poems still speak to the brokenness of humans today, beckoning us into the arms of the God who made us and loves us even though we, too, are riddled with sin, hurt, and a longing to be loved. Russ writes widely for lay and academic audiences about all things Old Testament and its relationship to the Christian life. He and his wife, and their three sons live in north Idaho.