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...]

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...]

Love Your Enemies… An Ethical Exhortation

What follows is based on a seminary assignment where we were encouraged to use the indicative (what God has done) to lead to an ethical imperative (what we can do). I wrote a mini-sermon or sermonette :-) It is very personal and a bit longer than the average post (about 1500 words), but I trust that if you take the time to read that thoughts will be moving. Love to hear your thoughts… [Read more...]


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