My love affair with the written word of God has been lifelong. Over the years I have grown in my love and understanding. The written word has led me to the Living Word (Christ), but that written word is still precious to me.Continue reading “His words are still life”
For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. (1 Cor. 2:2)Continue reading “When does the cross of Christ matter?”
I am re-reading Eugene Peterson’s As Kingfishers Catch Fire. He helps me to reimagine the work of preaching. He reminds me that we have done a fine job of taking apart a text historically, grammatically, and textually. We’ve also done a poor job learning from the text.Continue reading “We seem to like having enemies”
How simple can it get? In Luke 10 a lawyer asks Jesus a question. Okay, check that. When the lawyer is the one asking the question, it’s never simple.
But here is the issue: a simple question was asked. A simple answer was given.Continue reading “We seek to justify ourselves”
7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. (1 John 4:7-8)Continue reading “Living out the most vital part of the Kingdom of God”
THIS is how we should live in true power if we are followers of Christ:Continue reading “The Kingdom like no other”
Luke takes a different approach to the “Beatitudes” from Matthew. I continue to meditate on those differences.Continue reading “The “upside down” Kingdom”