Treat Them Like a Tax Collector: Reflections on Matthew 18, Church Discipline, and Andrew

Jesus offers a model for reconciliation in Matthew 18.15-17.  Often, these three verses are used for the opposite of this: alienation.  These words operate as a law in some settings, when in fact they are meant to give guidance toward restoring relationship. Over the past few days, Matthew Paul Turner hosted a series of blogs [Read More...]

Just Passin’ Through? (What the Bible says about the “end” of the world)

This month’s edition of Mennonite Brethren Harald (Canada based) features an article that I wrote about the “end” times.  I thought I’d share the introduction with you here.  If you would like to read the whole article, you can follow the link provided.  Also, here are my “Recommended Resources” that continue to inform my view [Read More...]

Resource of the Week: All Right Now – A book on ethics and the Christian life

This week I want to point your attention to a great book, written by Tim Geddert.  Its called All Right Now: Finding Consensus on Ethical Questions.  Tim is a New Testament Scholar with a heart for the church.  Here’s the product description: Polarizing issues are dividing the church. Is your congregation seeking consensus? How should [Read More...]

Earthquakes…Signs of the Times, 4 (Mark 13): The End is Now!?

This is the fourth post in a series titled: Earthquakes… Signs of the Times?  I invite you to read the rest of the series here to catch up, so to speak.  This is a series exploring whether or not we can say that natural disasters are indicators of the imminent return of Christ/ end times/ [Read More...]


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