Tag Archive: Jesus

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

Good Endings Don’t Come Out of Left Field

In the last post, we reviewed what Middleton believes is our raison d’être: to steward the power God has bestowed upon as the rulers and subduers of the world in a responsible, non-violent… Continue reading

Don’t Believe Everything You . . . Sing

Last week, leading up to Christmas, did you sing these words from “Away in a Manger”? And fit us for Heaven, to live with Thee there. Or do you remember this oldie but… Continue reading

What Will Happen When We Die?

Soon and very soon, maybe tomorrow or even today, at the twinkling of an eye, with the blowing a trumpet, like a thief in the night, Jesus will come again.  The moon will… Continue reading

O Happy Day!

The United States Supreme Court paved the way today for the legalization of same-sex marriage. What a glorious day! Well, not for the reason you might think I would say that.  I am… 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

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

Spring is Here, and the End is Near

I have the privilege of teaching high school seniors.  This truly is a privilege.  Don’t get me wrong. But understand something.  The flowers are blooming.  The temperatures are rising.  Prom has come and… Continue reading

Drinking the Cup: An Easter Meditation for Sunday

To drink the cup is to accept your life for what it is. I would imagine many of us have sent drinks back in restaurants.  It was the wrong flavor.  The carbonation was… Continue reading