Generally, I need to know the ending. If I’m reading a book, that’s a bit different. (Actually, not much. If I get into the last half and the pace accelerates, I really want to know what’s at the end and occasionally I peek.) But if I’m in a conversation and someone needs to tell me a conclusion, I really want them to get to the conclusion. Continue reading “Too much of a “bottom line” mentality”
N.T. Wright in his book, The Day the Revolution Began, contends to build a theology of atonement that is as narrow as what we’ve constructed in western Christianity, most theologians have to virtually ignore something significant: the Gospels. Continue reading “Our narrow view of atonement and the gospels”
11 Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives 12 as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. (2 Peter 3:11-12a, NIV) Continue reading “Where is our sense of expectation?”
The charges are severe (from NT Wright’s book, The Day The Revolution Began): Continue reading “Losing sight of the power of the cross”
As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. “Truly I tell you,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”(Luke 21:1-4, NIV)
Am I reminded in this Advent Season, am I giving my ALL? No matter my position, no matter my bank account, am I putting it on the line for my Savior? Is my ALL in my worship?