Archives for September 2012

Pastors, For Your People

Kris and I will be leading a tour this next May of Turkey (one week) and Israel (little less than a week). The Israel tour will involve a four day hike from Nazareth to Capernaum, and I can think of no better way to experience the realities of the Holy Land than hiking those days [Read More…]

Pastors and Politics

From Rob Merola, a former student, a friend, and an Episcopalian priest — outside of DC: OK, I admit it. Sometimes I hate being a pastor. Why? Because sometimes I just can’t say the things I want to say. There are times, for instance, when I’d love to jump into the political foray.  But here’s the [Read More…]

Patrick Mitchel: A Narrative Sermon from Genesis

Patrick Mitchel, professor in theology at Irish Bible Institute in Dublin, provides for us his manuscript of a narrative sermon from Genesis 24. Take and read, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Isaac and Rebekah: A Love Story. Genesis 24 INTRODUCTION Let me introduce myself, my name is Eliezar of [Read More…]

Prayer for the Week

Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and [Read More…]

Good one Joe!

Joe Posnanski’s great post about losing his iPad on a plane. Here’s the opening, but go read the whole thing. I left my iPad on a plane the other day. The crazy thing about it — as if there needs to be an extra layer of crazy about leaving a hugely expensive and personal and [Read More…]

Christian Century and the Gospel

Turnabout is fair play. The progressive postured The Christian Century has a brief post by David Heim asking folks to reduce the gospel to seven words. They found a nice selection of folks, but I’d classify them all as soterian gospels. In fact, I’d classify them as “God loves us” gospels. Here are some of the [Read More…]

Weekly Meanderings

We are getting the bugs out of our new landing/home page here at Jesus Creed — what do you think? I wondered how long this would take. When I saw the original statements of TGC and that complementarianism was put at the level of the confession I was both unsurprised (the folks organizing it were [Read More…]