Tag Archive: God

But Isn’t The Earth Supposed to Melt Away?

Judgment in the Old Testament The Old Testament talks often of judgment. This judgment is usually violent and earth-shattering. The voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness; the LORD shakes the wilderness of… Continue reading

Is Our View of Salvation Too Small?

I see now more clearly what it is that J. Richard Middleton is doing in his book A New Heaven and A New Earth. As he goes through the Bible section by section, he… Continue reading

Tanks Become Tractors

Many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that… Continue reading

Prayer as Kingdom-Making

The Christian knows it is possible to enter into dialogue with this loving God and so work at renewing the earth.  Praying, therefore, is the most critical activity we are capable of, for… Continue reading

More Than Just a Job (Why Work Is Good Not Evil)

For too many people, their faith has little to do with their work.  Sure, they don’t allow their jobs to be an excuse for ruthlessness or immorality, but their faith doesn’t inform their… Continue reading

Taking the Bible As It Is, Not How We Want It

Christian Smith, The Bible Made Impossible, Chapter 6: Accepting Complexity and Ambiguity With a wondrous five-day break for Thanksgiving, I have finally been able to return to Christian Smith’s book on interpreting the… Continue reading

Jesus Is The Point

Christian Smith, The Bible Made Impossible, Chapter 5: The Christocentric Hermeneutical Key It is Christ Himself, not the Bible, who is the true Word of God.  The Bible, read in the right spirit, and… Continue reading

Top 10 Things Learned about Reading the Bible from “The Blue Parakeet”

I have finally finished a close and slow reading of Scot McKnight’s The Blue Parakeet.  This is the first of three books I am wanting to read on how best to interpret and… Continue reading

Book Review: Tim Keller, “The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness”

Why do people do bad things? Is it because of a lack of self-esteem that causes them to hold too low a view of themselves?  That is the dominant view in our society.… Continue reading

Book Review: “A Spirituality of Living” by Henri Nouwen

So much of life has rhythm.  The seasons move from one to another in predictable and regular motion.  Tides have rhythm.  So too the lives of animals.  Our moods and spirits even move… Continue reading