"Israel, put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption.He himself will redeem Israel from all their sins."- Psalm 130: 7-8 In the gospel reading from this past week Jesus hears that Lazarus is sick, but waits until his friend has died before traveling to see him. As he approaches the village of … Continue reading More Than Watchmen, I Wait
Originally Posted: August 7, 2018 at http://bit.ly/2ONShUe A question I wrestle with and that I ask people often is, “how do we know what God is like?” The way that we are taught to read the bible can have a tremendous influence on how we answer this question. How do you think it would affect … Continue reading Beware The Bitter Fruit
A few weeks ago, I shared the poem The Ballad of the Judas Tree by Ruth Etchells. That post resulted in a great conversation with a few people regarding the final destiny of Judas Iscariot. In the discussion a friend of mine shared a few verses, which led him to believe that Judas had not … Continue reading The Fate of Judas
Originally Posted: August 30, 2016 at http://bit.ly/2bBrifU I was raised in an American Baptist church and it was in that same denomination that I served my first pastorate. Three years ago I started ministering in an Independent Christian church and I noticed something similar about both of these groups. Many pastors and teachers within both … Continue reading A Balancing Act: Scripture and Tradition
In the months leading up to the publication of David Bentley Hart’s book That All Shall Be Saved, I was as excited about the reviews that I knew would follow, as I was about the book itself. Thankfully the book did not disappoint but several of the reviews certainly did. Many focused on complaints about … Continue reading Is the Past Permanent? A response to the TASBS review of Derek Rishmawy through Jordan Daniel Wood and Justin Coyle.