Russell Meek

Russell L. Meek (Ph.D., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is a freelance writer, editor, and professor. When he isn’t freelancing, you can find him spending time with his (much) better half, Brittany, and their three sons.
Cast Out the Slave Master

Cast Out the Slave Master

Galatians 4:28-31, “28 Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise. 29 But just as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so also it is now. 30 But what does the Scripture say? “Cast out the...

Why Then the Law?

Why Then the Law?

In the middle of his discussion of the relationship between the Abrahamic and Mosaic covenants, Paul poses the question that his readers—and we—were likely thinking about: “Why then the Law?” If the promise, as Paul stated earlier, had come through Abraham, and Christ...

Pastoral Care in the Digital Age

Pastoral Care in the Digital Age

It’s no secret that we spend more and more time online. You’re reading this article online. You likely have at least one—and probably several—social media accounts. And many of our churches likewise have an online presence, even if it’s just a dorky early 2000s...

I Opposed Him to His Face

I Opposed Him to His Face

Galatians 2:11-13, "But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. For before certain men came from James, he was eating with the Gentiles; but when they came he drew back and separated himself, fearing the circumcision party....

Right Times and Right Words

Right Times and Right Words

I’ve spent quite a bit of time working through the book of Ecclesiastes, and this passage remains one of the most puzzling to me. Maybe you’ve had some better luck understanding how 10:12–20 fits into the overall structure of the book. I hope so. At any rate, this...

This Present Reality Is Not Ultimate

This Present Reality Is Not Ultimate

In this brief section of Ecclesiastes, the author addresses one of the fundamental issues Christians face: the apparent exaltation of the wicked. We’ve all been there, right? We look around, and there seems to be a serious disconnect between what we think should...