The Air 'Up There' OR The Air 'Down Here?' A Word Study in 1 Thessalonians 4.17 (rapture?)

Word Study, 1 Thessalonians 4.17 Below is a Word Study that I did based on 1 Thessalonians 4.17.  What is interesting to me is how it reinforced my belief that the “rapture” as it is popularly understood (Jesus secretly returns to extract believers from earth to heaven for eternity) is completely unwarranted.  If you choose [Read More...]

Whose Kingdom, Which Lord? Jesus & Nationalism, part 4 (When 2 Empire's Collide)

This is part four of a five part series on Jesus and Nationalism.  It reads as one fluid written sermon so you may want to read the rest of the series.  I have never spoken this sermon but figured I would use the blog to get the text out there… ————————————————— Now lets turn back [Read More...]

Whose Kingdom, Which Lord? Jesus & Nationalism, part 3 (Give to Caesar What is Caesar's?)

This is part three of a five part series on Jesus and Nationalism.  It reads as one fluid written sermon so you may want to read the rest of the series.  I have never spoken this sermon but figured I would use the blog to get the text out there… ——————————————————————– And it is to [Read More...]

Who Gets the Glory… God or Government?

I have been in many “Christians and politics” discussions in the past year or so.  My personal conviction is not align myself with any party, because of the belief that no political ideology represents the full interest of the reign of God.  So, I am one who promotes policies and politicians as “lesser evils” that [Read More...]


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