(Below is another brief reflection that I first wrote up for my church's bulletin.) Progress. There is an almost insatiable desire within much of Western culture that seeks a never ending form of progression. But what are we supposedly progressing to? How do we determine what is true progress and what is actual regress? Can … Continue reading The God Who Restores
Here is another recent church bulletin entry that I wrote, it was written prior the Corona spread, but certainly is highly relevant to our overall situation: “You are the salt of the earth.” (Matt. 5:13) Recently, I watched the Christian documentary Burma Free Rangers that tells the story of a missionary family that serves those … Continue reading Be the Salt of Your Square
Writing in the mid-1600s the French scientist and philosopher Blaise Pascal wrote that, “There is no denying it; one must admit that there is something astonishing about Christianity. ‘It is because you were born in it,’ they will say. Far from it; I stiffen myself against it for that very reason, for fear of being … Continue reading God is Murdered
A couple of months ago, I put the commonly used defeater phrase, “That’s just your interpretation” on trial and found the integrity behind its typical usage woefully lacking. Essentially, those who resort to using it, although I hope they are unaware of such a reality, are acting against the love of both neighbor and God. … Continue reading Seven Questions That Trump “That’s Just Your Interpretation”
Maybe you’ve heard something like this before: “Mark is the earliest of the gospels, therefore this manuscript contains the best evidence for what the early Christians were concerned about, and surprisingly he had little to no concern about the resurrection of Jesus Christ, as is clearly seen in the short and abrupt ending of his … Continue reading Does Mark Care About the Resurrection?