“Aren’t you, like, a Christian?” It was making no sense. He took his glasses off and rubbed his eyes, as though that might help. “I mean, aren’t there rules, or something?”
Have you ever come into the middle of a conversation, and it sounds really interesting, and you try to get what everyone is talking about, from the context? I mean, first you are quiet and you just nod your head, “mmhhm, mmhhm,” and you hope no one has noticed you…
As I sit here thinking over the events of the last several months the Corona Virus, the heartbreak of multiplied unjust murder of black people, the closing of schools (I am a college professor so the sudden shutdown and the possibility of schools not reopening in the Fall has been…
How can one person, how can I bring God’s grace, Jesus’ healing love and transforming power into such a broken and hurting nation?
The earliest Christians did not just endorse Jesus’ teachings, they were convinced they had, themselves, seen Jesus physically alive after His crucifixion. They traveled with Him, touched Him, heard His voice, listened to His teaching, spent time in conversation with Him, felt His breath, cooked and ate with Him.
As the second Adam, Jesus gave both teaching and leadership back to women, who had, since Genesis 3:16 been suffering under the curse of men’s rule.
Remember that Luke was writing a factual account of what had actually happened. He wanted to set the record straight and was counting on Theophilus to approach the evidence with an open mind.
This was not an immediate rescue. What God asked of Noah was going to take a long time, involving hardship, sacrifice, focus and perseverance.
So I have a pet peeve. As Christians, we are called to be wise, humble, and prudent. Over the last few years, I have see many Christians condemn doctrines in which they know very little about. So much so, that the doctrine they think they are condemning isn’t actually what…
“You counted the houses of Jerusalem, and you broke down the houses to fortify the wall…”