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Christmas Grief

After all of the times I have recognized the need to be sensitive, that not everyone is celebrating the holy-days, this year was especially tough. Dad died last year on December 26th. It was the first Christmas without him. When your parent dies it feels like you got automatically registered for a special club thatContinue Reading

New Lesson Download – Acts and the Early Church

I do a lot of lesson writing and as I do I try to write them in a way that they can be re-used by others. So here is the latest lesson series uploaded to the site – Acts and the Early Church. This series attempts to connect various aspects of history (biblical and extraContinue Reading

Merry Christmas

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a great 2019! Thank you for reading this site and hopefully Wineskins.org as well. We are looking forward to making 2019 a wonderful year, sharing more great content from a variety of writers, thinkers, and scholars. May God shower upon you His richest blessings as we turnContinue Reading

Why Does it Bother You?

Why is it some things bother you more than others? It isn’t always a logical/analytical answer that is obvious. There are some pesky things that bother us more than things much more serious. Often we are bothered most by others on the things we struggle with the most ourselves. When those things rear their uglyContinue Reading

It Depends on What Your Goal is

If you want to be comfortable, don’t expect to grow. It all depends on what your goal is. If you want well reasoned positions and beliefs then be prepared to be made uncomfortable. Those are only formed through severe testing and severe testing by its very nature is uncomfortable. The people who have the bestContinue Reading

What Topics or Texts Would You Like to See Covered at Kingdom Living?

Time for some feedback. I would love to hear your questions and topics you would like to have a conversation about. Please comment below with your thoughts and I look forward to engaging you in some healthy, biblical conversations in the near future.

Bible Study Tip #5 – Getting to Know the Bigger Story

The Bible doesn’t read like a typical continuous or chronological story. It just isn’t organized that way and that can be very confusing when you start studying the Bible. Think of the Old Testament in three sections: The story (Genesis-Esther), wisdom and poetry (Job-Song of Songs) and the prophets (Isaiah-Malachi). If you read Genesis –Continue Reading

Bible Study Tip #2 Which Bible Translation Should I Use?

There are many English translations one can choose from. There are so many that Craig Blomberg remarked a few years ago in his book “Can We Still Believe the Bible” that publishers need to stop making new English translations until we have put more translations in other languages. I appreciate that position a great deal.Continue Reading

Recognizing the Reality of a Blue Christmas

I have known intellectually for a while now that not all Christmases are merry for all people. I have even preached that sermon on an occasion or two – to be sensitive to those who will have a hard time this Christmas. This is the time of year where a Christmas carol will make someContinue Reading

The Jesus Jersey

“You are the Messiah.” – Peter (Mark 8:29) Peter knew this much but he didn’t understand what that meant. It seems Peter had something in mind other than what Jesus had in mind when it came to defining the role of the Messiah. The Jewish people had been looking for a deliverer…a king. When theContinue Reading

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