Pastor’s Bookshelf: John

We continue our series of commentaries on the New Testament: today we look at the Fourth Gospel. I always look to RE Brown first; it’s getting old, but I’ve learned so much from him I start with his 2-volume commentary: The Gospel According to John (I-XII) (The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries) . CK Barrett’s commentary [Read More...]

Friday is for Friends: Jeremy Berg

Jeremy Berg is a pastor in Burnsville MN and this post is one that has crossed my own mind a number of times. Do you pick up hitchhikers?  Why or why not?  I passed one by again today as I drove through town.  I have to confess my conscience is disturbed every time this happens. [Read More...]

Good Friday

Almighty God, we pray you graciously to behold this your family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed, and given into the hands of sinners, and to suffer death upon the cross; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [Read more...]

A Brother’s Wisdom 32

James’ words from James 1:27 continue to ring in our ears: Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. “Pure and faultless” piety is to show compassion for the orphans and widows. [Read More...]


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