Gregory T. Brown
Greg Brown earned his MA in religion and MA in teaching from Trinity International University, a MRE from Liberty University, and a PhD in theology from Louisiana Baptist University. He has served over ten years in pastoral ministry, and currently serves as chaplain and invited professor at Handong Global University, pastor at Handong International Congregation, and as a Navy Reserve chaplain.
Greg married his lovely wife, Tara Jayne, in 2006 and they have one daughter, Saiyah Grace. He enjoys going on dates with his wife, playing with his daughter, reading, writing, studying in coffee shops, working out, and following the NBA and UFC. His pursuit in life simply put is “to know God and to be found faithful by Him.”
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- Lessons from Joel - Discovering a God of Second Chances
on June 15, 2016
Joel is a book with a relevant message for today. The southern kingdom of Judah rebelled against God, and therefore, God judged them with a plague of locus. However, God promises that if they repent, he will restore them. Joel 2:25 says, “I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten-- the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm -- my great army that I sent among you.” No doubt, this is also a promise for us nationally, locally, and individually. God desires to restore what has been lost as a consequence of sin.
Alice Williams teaches these truths in her book “Lessons from Joel: Discovering a God of Second Chances.” Like the book of Joel, “Lessons from Joel” is short and rich. The chapters are broken down into consecutive, bite-sized, sections of verses from Joel. For each section, Alice gives commentary including background information, the meaning, and applications. One of the things I enjoyed most is that when there were divergent views on a text, Alice presented the various sides without going into the minutiae of the arguments. This alerts and prompts the reader to do more research if interested. It also makes the reading more devotional than academic, which I prefer.
Alice is a sister that loves God’s Word dearly and seeks to share it with all. She faithfully blogs at walkingintheword.com and “Lessons from Joel” is a fruit of that ministry. I recommend checking out her book and her blog—you’ll enjoy them both.