Being an Apprentice

Jason B. Hood in his book, Imitating God in Christ: Recapturing a Biblical Pattern, gives a description of being an apprentice that easily describes why I use the blog name “Apprentice2Jesus.” “As apprentices, disciples follow an expert and absorb their master’s mindsets and practices until they become capable on their own. Jesus’ disciples do notContinue reading “Being an Apprentice”

Imitating the Character of God

“God’s image require far more than the imitation of God’s rule; it requires that in all things we reflect the holiness by which he does all things. Christians who focus on the imitation of the love of Jesus may need to coordinate that imitation with the pursuit of holiness and purity.” — Jason B. Hood, ImitatingContinue reading “Imitating the Character of God”

Worship and the Image of God

As I work my way through Jason B. Hood’s book, Imitating God in Christ: Recapturing a Biblical Pattern, I am continually struck by his boldness in the view of humanity. We are created in the image of God and that means something. I grew up with “worm theology.” That old gospel song, “At the Cross,” had the line: “WouldContinue reading “Worship and the Image of God”

We are created to be idols of God

This dangerous thought comes via Jason Hood in a book I am working through right now called Imitating God in Christ: Recapturing a Biblical Pattern. Some quick thoughts: When God created humanity, he made us to e his image-bearing idols. (Elsewhere in the Old Testament the word that is here translated “image” (Ex. 20) usually refersContinue reading “We are created to be idols of God”