Thy Kingdom Come, but how?


When tragedies occur something within us cries out to respond. We want to say something to our fellow human beings — something meaningful, something we hope can temper the feelings of grief and despair one feels in the wake of great loss. But following last Wednesday’s massacre, I am once again painfully reminded of the poverty of language.Like many of you, I felt compelled to share a thought or prayer via social media. This desire was compounded by the fact that Rev. Clementa Pinckney, lead … [Read more...]

Was the Gospel Preached in “All the World”?

Was the Gospel been preached to all the world? A Fulfilled PerspectiveWhen you’re speaking with someone who is new to the topic of Fulfilled Eschatology, (or preterist theology, the understanding that all Bible prophecy, including Jesus' coming, was fulfilled by 70AD) there are many questions that come up. One frequent flyer is, “Doesn't the Bible say that  the Gospel must be preached to the whole world before the End and Jesus can come?”And if I sense they're actually intere … [Read more...]

Is God Coming? An Advent Poem


Is God coming? God is here! Can’t you see him all around you? From the first light of creation, To the moment that he found you.We’re not abandoned or left comfortless. But Scripture reveals a pattern that we’ve missed. His comings aren't limited two, the bridegroom hasn’t been "delayed". Comings run through Scripture like a thread, our perception needs to be remade.Not all comings were in his body, to be seen and touched and heard, He was in the Burning Bush and Firey Furnace, as … [Read more...]