"Is The Bible Trustworthy?" Is this the question we should be asking? #1

Now I know talking about anything these days can be polarizing, let alone talking about the bible! So I want to be extremely careful not to do so. I’ll say a couple things that I hope will aid in that direction. First I don’t think the Bible or what our…

Day 7, It Is Finished

The church, then, is to be the display of God’s original intent—that humanity together, without ranking, govern not each other, but the earth, with the same pleasure, grace, joy, satisfaction, and measured time that God Himself has.

Atonement

​A proper understanding of the atonement must begin from the starting point of relationship with Jesus, and with God’s purposes to reconcile all of creation unto God-Self. If your atonement theory fails to make intimacy with God(that includes all of Creation’s intimate reconciliation to God)—the focal point of Christianity—then you will…

Lady Wisdom and the Image of God

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the…

Filling the Form

God designed humanity to prosper and be blessed according to the principles in His law, just like our universe prospers and blesses us because it works as it was designed to do, it follows the laws of physics and nature.

Unequally Yoked: A Persecution Complex, Context, and Fear

“Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers.” – 2 Corinthians 6:14 Biblical scholars have debated the meaning of this verse in light of its context and modern day application for over a century. Two of the most popular interpretations have been in relation to marriage and business practices. Scholars doubt…

Weighty Mysteries

From tranquility to tumult, covering a vast span of time and yet also the tiniest increment of a moment, less than a blink, God spoke, and it was so. God spoke the equation for light, a language we now know, the language of physics, and there was light.

Let Me Introduce Myself…

Linda A. Marousek December  11, 2018 Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. Matthew 18:20 Hi.  My name is Linda Marousek.  I’m almost 65 years old, a retired lawyer, an M.Div. student at Portland Seminary, on a path toward…

Hermeneutics: Historical-Grammatical Exegesis (Bible Series)

No one approaches the biblical texts with a blank slate. We all have some sort of lens through which we interpret the texts, whether we like to admit it or not. If we want to study scripture responsibly, we must identify the lens through which we interpret. Imagine, for a…

Dear Friend's You're Gospel Is Too Small

The Great Commission should be seen and viewed and acted upon in the context of God’s Restoration of all things and Rooted in Love of God and Neighbor because God is Love. If it is not, we forget that what Christ has done and is doing is not merely (although…

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