Jesus reminds us that the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath and that it is perfectly lawful to do good on the Sabbath. What day is the Sabbath following Jesus’ fulfilling of all the law? Is it still Saturday? Is it Sunday? Is it no more … or is it everyday? … Continue reading You Can’t Have To
“Moreover it is required of a steward that one be found faithful” (1 Corinthians 4:3). What is the trouble with thinking of ourselves as owners and possessors: I – my – mine? It is hard and ill-advised to walk with your eyes focused on your own feet. I asked a student if she was the source … Continue reading Owners or Stewards?
This past Sunday was the third Sunday in Lent (the 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter, not counting Sundays). The gospel lesson for that Sunday records Jesus cleansing the temple at the beginning of John’s gospel, soon after we are told that the Word became flesh and tabernacle among us. What happens when the … Continue reading Third Sunday in Lent
After “functionally atheist,” what is likely the next most critical problem for Christians? How about self-righteousness? There are three main problems, dire threats, having to do with self-righteousness. One, self-righteousness is a determination of the corruption in our human nature; pride makes us self-righteous. Two, we are greedy because we have an intense sense that … Continue reading Self-Righteousness?
Functionally atheist? Of course not; I’m a Christian. If we are Christian, why do our lives seem to be so much like the lives of non-Christians? This is the very question that is on the minds of many non-Christians. What is going on? First, our human nature has not and will not change: "That which … Continue reading Functionally Atheist?
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What does it look like to live with awareness of God’s redemptive work in our lives? It changes everything! Listen in to this discussion of living each day as a Sabbath rest from every fear and worry. Do you have questions about anything you’ve heard? You can submit them here. https://oembed.libsyn.com/embed?item_id=14680394
A three-dimensional, Green V world, allows us to make sense of everything we see, hear, and experience in history, in religion, in the Bible, in modern times, and within us. In my teaching, I’ve found that having a review of the basics of the Green V worldview is helpful, since it is so radically different … Continue reading Need a refresher about this new worldview?
So many times this past week, what I heard the most often had to do with this being ". . . the most unusual Easter." One insightful preacher said, "No, the first Easter was the most unusual ever!" Could this Easter be the most like the first several years of Easter? People are meeting in … Continue reading A most unusual Easter?