December 19, 2022

in fashion as a man | Philippians ii.5 I couldn’t pass this title up, even though it may play out in an unexpected way. It’s right there in Scripture. We are exploring Philippians 2.5-11: CLICK recap: this is a song or hymn of the Early Church It’s probably the oldest such hymn, pre-dating Paul’s letters. It’s music. This is a creed, a confession, a doctrine of the Early Church – a way of doing Theology. This hymn is important historically, as a... Read more

December 18, 2022

@JaredIngle2022 | 280 Characters Challenge Twitter is new for me. The following are actual tweets within a short period of time, each 280 characters. Can you tell I have some pent up energy since Christmas Break is starting? I wonder how many exact 280 character tweets I can put out while I wait to pick up somebody from work. I’m getting pretty good at the exact tweets. I think it’s because I’m an author/writer, so I work – and toy... Read more

December 15, 2022

how can man become like God? | Philippians ii.4 This is part of an ongoing Word Study on Philippians 2.5-11 CLICK Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: (Phil 2.5) “how to be the church with the mind of Jesus” CLICK Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: (Phil 2.6) “being in the form of God” CLICK But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form... Read more

December 12, 2022

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus (Philippians 2.5, KJV) “how to be the church with the mind of Jesus” CLICK Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God (Phil 2.6) “being in the form of God” CLICK But made himself of no reputation (Phil 2.7) The New American Standard is the closest word-for-word transliteration of this phrase: “but emptied Himself . . .” The Koine Greek term... Read more

December 8, 2022

What does it mean, being in the form of God? We’re often so elated to see a new depiction of Jesus as one of us (only better), we sometimes fail to consider everything He is before He becomes one of us. Paul addresses the question about who Christ is before He comes to earth. This is the 2nd in a series on Philippians 2.5-11 CLICK how to be the church with the mind of Jesus | Philippians ii.1 CLICK Who,... Read more

December 5, 2022

how to be the church with the mind of Jesus | Philippians ii.1 Since it’s almost Christmas, let’s look at a passage about the coming of Christ, found in Philippians ii. This Scripture is poetry and in fact a song This is actually a hymn or song of the Early Church. If you have an NLT, you will see it printed in verse form. This is not just any hymn, a Church historian, Dennis Duling states: “The first pre-Pauline ‘Christological... Read more

December 1, 2022

To begin drawing upon good from Ecclesiastes, one has to take a deep dive so to speak. This series does not cover every chapter and verse, but key themes. Each bolded statement is the title of an entire article. Each following sentence is a lead-in to the article, setting the stage a little. With each click, you’ll be directed to the article of your choosing. Solomon, if this is Solomon, is older now. The youthful vigor of Song of Solomon... Read more

November 28, 2022

How can people find out more about your faith online? This is a primary question being asked at this time, so I thought it would be decent to take time to address the issue. i. setting some parameters to my faith I’m usually considered an in-betweener, maybe a bridger. At times I’m considered Ecumenical. My Catholic Padres say if their church officially recognizes the baptism of my Ecclesial Community they can call me brother. In short, my High Church friends often... Read more

November 21, 2022

6 ways you can make an interfaith marriage work When I use the term interfaith, I am speaking of Christian faiths. A couple/family merging from various faiths is no small work, but it is a good work. Plus I know the ways Christian couples have navigated these waters. i. celebrate different charisms Once the pharmacist told me he is a non-charismatic, but his wife is Pentecostal, speaks in tongues, and believes in the prayer language. He has never spoke in... Read more

November 15, 2022

“Silent Love” still stands out as a personal favorite from Russ Taff’s Medals LP. throwback Russ Taff “Silent Love” I searched for a live performance to capture some of Russ Taff’s charisma back in the day, because he’s changed… like the best of them. He ventured into a Harry Connick style Christmas project a couple times. Then, he basically went country. Now his voice doesn’t have the same strength in my opinion, unfortunately. Embed from Getty Images However, Russ Taff and... Read more


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