…grafted in

I am so glad you have landed on “olivetreeinbloom.com.”

This is a site for believers in God’s Messiah, Jesus. It is designed for those who wish to learn more about the Old Testament roots of our Christian faith. I strive to showcase biblical themes from Genesis to Revelation and how these stories, sometimes separated by millennia, are connected. Woven throughout these stories is God’s wonderful invitation to join together with fellow saints as we discover what it means to live as his sons and daughters. To that end it’s not surprising that one of my favorite scriptures is:


“Therefore every teacher of the law who has become a disciple in the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.”
Mathew 13:52

Over the years I have found great joy in understanding the big picture of God’s plan and then drilling into the details. It seems easy to get stuck on minor details to the detriment of understanding God’s larger story. One of the goals for this site is to keep the big picture first and foremost as we study the major and minor themes of God’s amazing story.

One of the big picture themes I am referring to is the first eleven chapters of Genesis as the origin of evil and suffering. I find that framing my questions and personal walk inside of major biblical themes (such as the early chapters of Genesis) adds great understanding, and coherence to my spiritual journey.

As you begin, I want to thank you for spending time with me on this journey and please know your comments are welcome and appreciated.  I would love your feedback and the opportunity to respond to comments or questions.

May the Lord’s blessing rest on all my friends, both new and old.