Archives for January 2012

Today is Menno Simons Day!

I had no idea.  What sort of Anabaptist doesn’t know about this.  Today is Menno Simons day.  To celebrate, I share with you a quote found at the Circle of Hope church’s blog: “True evangelical faith cannot lie dormant. It clothes the naked, it feeds the hungry, it comforts the sorrowful, it shelters the destitute, [Read More…]

It Makes Plain Sense! Or So I Was Taught…

* Repost from December 2010 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 [Read More…]

A Small Picture of Jubilee?

I came across an article, thanks to my good friend Jason, that gives us a small picture of Jubilee.  Debts forgiven, this is a central theme in the biblical narrative, one that ultimately becomes actualized in a person: Jesus Christ.  Now, I think we do well  not to over spiritualize Jesus declaration of Jubilee in [Read More…]

God Uses Culture – How Egypt Influenced the Tabernacle (Ray Vander Laan)

The imagery of Ramses’ war camp at the battle of Kadesh at Abu Simbel shows remarkable similarities to the design of the tabernacle. God often communicates his desire to be with his people through familiar images and customs. This clip is an excerpt from Ray Vander Laan’s full-length Faith Lessons™ video series Vol. 10, With [Read More…]