An Unexpected King – A Christmas Eve Reflection on Jesus, Empire, & the Poor

Below I offer a brief Advent devotional for this Christmas Eve. This was published in Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary’s Advent Devotional. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news… Today in the town of David a Savior has been born… Christ the Lord.” Luke 2.10-11 When I proposed to my wife, I wanted [Read More...]

The todays and tomorrows of this election – a reflection

Today many of us will vote. Tomorrow many of us will gloat. Today many of us are torn. Tomorrow some of us will mourn. Today many of us think we’re right. Tomorrow this might cause fresh fights. Today some wonder if our candidate is actually “pro-life.” Tomorrow we keep praying for the unborn, the war-torn, [Read More...]

Christian Politics – Speak truth. Be truth. That’s it!

Speak truth. Be truth. That’s it! That’s how I’d summarize the role of Christians in this politically loaded season. Our hope for a better world is not in our political bantering. [Read more...]

The Good News of King Jesus is Better than 4 Laws!: Reflections on The King Jesus Gospel by Scot McKnight

If you grew up in the church, there’s a chance that the Four Spiritual Laws were presented as the Gospel.  When I decided to be baptized at the age of 12, the class for church membership involved using the old yellow tract as the textbook out of which I was affirmed as saved.  There’s nothing [Read More...]


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