All Out War (Partnering with the God who is "gathering up all things!"), part 5

Today, I want to make some “big picture” observations about the Armor of God… 1. The weapons are not literal but meant to capture the reader/hearer’s imagination to understand the great resources of God at our disposal 2. The armor metaphor comes from mostly the book of Isaiah, and partially from the average Roman soldier [Read More...]

God’s Story, Our Stories, the Intersection of New Creation (A sermon on Domestic Violence)

“God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.”  (Gen. 1.31a) The Scriptures begin with the declaration that God created the cosmos, and called it “very good.”  Unfortunately, many of us do not experience the goodness of God’s world on a regular basis because the goodness of creation has been overshadowed by [Read More...]

WikiLeaks and Pro-Life?

WikiLeaks has been one of the political issues dominating our news and radio in the last couple of weeks.  Almost daily, I hear this issue being discussed in my casual car rides while I listen to NPR. Interestingly, there are two basic opinions about the cables that are being released.  There is one side of [Read More...]

It Makes Plain Sense! Or So I was Taught…

It makes plain sense… or so I was taught.  When I was a youth and even in my undergrad program I was taught a phrase to guide solid biblical interpretation: “If the plain sense makes sense, seek no other sense.”  What this advocates is to take the bible at the surface level of its meaning.  [Read More...]


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