Archives for Dec 27, 2013 @ 10:06

The Only Other Planet Where I Want to Live is Texas

Source: Our galaxy – which is around 100,000 light years wide, is thought to have 40 billion planets with potential for life. The figure is an estimate drawn up from our current knowledge 1049 planets orbiting around other stars, with over 2000 more candidates currently awaiting follow-up observations. Of those 1049, we know of a [Read More…]

From the Shepherd’s Nook – The Glory of Jesus

By John Frye Suppose theology started here: “Thomas said to him, ‘My Lord and my God!’” (John 20:28). John’s Gospel offers this: crucifixion wounds + resurrection wonder = glory. A thoroughly Jewish man, Thomas, is confessing to the resurrected man, Jesus of Nazareth, acclamations of adoration and surrender reserved only for Israel’s one true God, Yahweh. The context is [Read More…]

Correction: An Even More Neglected Element of the Gospel

Not that long ago I wrote a post, based on Mike Bird’s Evangelical Theology, in which he had said the resurrection was neglected and perhaps the most neglected, but that’s not quite right: the most neglected element of the gospel, and in the life of Jesus, is the ascension. He calls it the “poor cousin” (449), [Read More…]