Angels Vs. Messengers… A War of Words? [Earthquakes…Signs of the Times, 6 (Mark 13)]

This is the Sixth post in a series titled: Earthquakes… Signs of the Times?  I invite you to read the rest of the series here to catch up (the first post would be extremely helpful)… ———————————————————- We have been doing a study to discern whether or not we can rightfully say that earthquakes and other [Read More...]

Abomination of Desolation ≠ AntiChrist! [Earthquakes…Signs of the Times, 5 (Mark 13)]

This is the fifth post in a series titled: Earthquakes… Signs of the Times?  I invite you to read the rest of the series here to catch up (the first post would be extremely helpful)… —————————————————————– A popular phrase in the Christian subculture is “Antichrist” who is often identified as the “Abomination of Desolation” or [Read More...]

A "Tough" Proposal – An Approach to Alleviating Poverty, 1

This is the first of 3 posts that I plan to do regarding alleviating poverty.  This will not be comprehensive in any way shape or form, but aims at doing some critical reflection on the situation we now find ourselves in as American citizens.  Everything I write is an interaction with a book titled: Whatever [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...]

Earthquakes…Signs of the Times, 3 (Mark 13): Whose Questions – Ours or Theirs?

This is the third post in a series titled: Earthquakes… Signs of the Times?  I invite you to check out 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 [Read More...]

Hidden Power of Electronic Culture by Shane Hipps – Brief Review

Thesis: “The forms of media and technology—regardless of their content—cause profound changes in the church and culture” (23).  “The medium is the message” (29). Evaluation: Shane Hipps, who began his adult life in the advertising world (now a pastor), uses the work of Marshall McLuhan to analyze how technologies alter culture and faith.  McLuhan is [Read More...]

100th Episode (Post): Thank You! / Your Favorite?

I want to thank everyone who has been part of this blog in the past year or so.  I have grown in various areas throughout this journey because of your input, passion, intellect, conversation, confrontation, affirmation, and overall love for the way of Jesus!  We don’t always agree, but hopefully we are both spurred on [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...]

Earthquakes… Signs of the End Times? Part 2: Mark 13 as it Relates to the Rest of the Book

This is the second post in a series titled: Mark 13… Signs of the Times? I invite you to check out that first post to catch up, so to speak :-)  More posts to come on this topic! Read the rest of the series here. ————————————————————- We began this series by asking if we could [Read More...]

Evolution According to THE SIMPSONS & FRIENDS… just for fun!

If you have read through any of the old posts dealing with science, you will know that I have an open posture towards evolutionary biology. Now, if this alarms you, you should also note that I hold to what is popularly called “Theistic Evolution” or “Evolutionary Creationism” or “BioLogos.” One of my favorite shows is [Read More...]

A Post for Passover! Exodus / Passover Motifs in the New Testament… “The Cups” (repost)

Yesterday evening at sundown began the ancient festival of the Passover. As you may remember, this is the celebration that retells the story of the Hebrews being liberated from their bondage in Egypt. The theme of “exodus” is one that has often been overlooked by Christians, but is one that we must not ignore if [Read More...]

Earthquakes… Signs of the End Times? Part 1 AKA the Pat Robertson Post

What follows is a modified version of the introduction to one of my papers on Mark 13.  You can read the whole paper here: Signs of the Times?: A Study in Mark 13. Read the rest of the series here. (Please note that it was written a week after the earthquake, and that the death-toll [Read More...]

The Creative Hands of God – Contemplating the Beauty of the Creator of the Cosmos

I am not what anyone would consider a handyman.  Rarely have I crafted anything that was useful or pleasing to the eye.  In fact, if you put a hammer in my hand and ask me to pound a nail, most likely you will soon hear a squealing yell (and possibly some other words that ought [Read More...]

Healthcare In USA: Your Chance to RANT or RAVE! [or] Would Jesus have Voted Yea or Nea?

This is going to be a very short post.  I simply have some questions: Is the new health care bill something to RANT or RAVE about?  Why or why not?  Theologically?  Practically? PS – Would Jesus have Voted for the Health Care Bill? (Give biblical criterion) [Read more...]

Can You Summarize Your View of Joining God's Mission in a Paragraph?

Below I have given a short paragraph on basically a ‘theology of mission.’  I am wondering what you would add or subtract from the statement?  Also, how would you try and explain what it means to “join God’s mission” in a paragraph that is all your own? DISCLAIMER: I know that this can seem a [Read More...]

Missional Church: in a 'nutshell!' 2min video!

Here is a great teaching tool and introduction to the missional church. It was produced by an excellent disicpleship resource ministry called Thrive (different that the Bayside Church ministry). Tell me your thoughts! [Read more...]

Theology affects Ecology? Quote to Ponder: John MacArthur (repost, 12/3/08)

Here is a quote I came across while doing research on God’s Mission. It is by: John MacArthur… The environmental movement is consumed with trying to preserve the planet forever. But we know that isn’t in God’s plan… The earth we inhabit is not a permanent planet. It is, frankly, a disposable planet—it is going [Read More...]

Thanks N. T. Wright for helping me see a Bigger Gospel!

I want to invite you to join a Facebook group I started called, Thanks N. T. Wright for helping me see a Bigger Gospel! This is a way to acknowledge how Tom Wright has influenced you in various ways, and a chance to exclusively discuss his work with like-minded facebook friends (well, hopefully they become [Read More...]

Kingdom Killing of Canaanites? Genocide and Joshua…

I want to offer a way of looking at the destruction of the Canaanites that helps me to understand God’s attitude toward violence in the Old Testament.  Then, I’d love to hear your ideas / thoughts… What is different about Israel compared to other nations?  From their beginnings they are a community that is devoted [Read More...]


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