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Review of Logos “How to Read the Bible” Collection – Part 3

July 9th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Bible, Bible Resources, Bible Study, Books, Christ, Christianity, Gospel, New Testament, Religion, Theology

The third book in the Logos “How to Read the Bible” Collection is Stan Guthrie’s “All That Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us“. Guthrie takes the majority of questions Jesus asked during his ministry and weaves them into an investigation of the identity and mission of Jesus Christ. In later chapters […]

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Tom Wright on “What is the Gospel?”

June 20th, 2013 · 5 Comments · Christianity, Gospel, New Testament

If the video doesn’t play for you click here. I love Wright’s focus on Jesus. A couple of years ago there was a lot of discussion regarding where to start with people when sharing the Gospel. The point was made (at the Pepperdine lectures, online and elsewhere) that older generations tend to start with the […]

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Taking Risks for the Kingdom

June 10th, 2013 · No Comments · Christianity, Church, Church of Christ, God, Gospel, Jesus

The New Testament is a continuous story of risk takers. John the Baptist is killed because he called out Herod on his sin. Jesus is crucified because the religious authorities thought he was a blasphemer. Paul was killed in Rome because of his preaching the Gospel. Stephen was stoned because of his testimony. Peter and […]

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Kids, Play and the Power of Narrative

March 25th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Bible, Christ, Christianity, Death, Elijah, God, Gospel, Jonah, Missy, Personal, Religion

I have been reading Donald Miller’s book A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, highly recommend it. This book is Miller’s reflection on working with producers on the movie version of Blue Like Jazz. Turns out, life isn’t like the movies…most of us wouldn’t make good movie characters. As Miller reflects on their take on […]

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Do We Recognize Redemption When It Happens Right in Front of Us?

October 8th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Bible, Christ, Christianity, Gospel, Gospel of Luke, Grace, Jesus, New Testament, Parables, Religion

In Luke 7 Jesus is in the house of Simon the Pharisee. While they are reclining at the table a “sinful” woman comes in and anoints Jesus, first with her tears and then with some perfume she had brought with her. Luke tells us she had learned that Jesus was in the house and she […]

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Simply Accepting God On God’s Terms

June 7th, 2012 · No Comments · Bible, Christianity, Church, Church of Christ, Doctrine, God, Gospel, Religion

Roland Murphy wrote that the Teacher in Ecclesiastes “simply accepts God on God’s terms.” As simple as that sounds it is quite another thing in practice. We often already have our terms in place when we come to God. We are like Jacob who tells God straight out that if he is going to follow […]

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No New Ideas

May 31st, 2011 · No Comments · Bible, Christianity, Gospel, Jesus, Religion, Resurrection

How is it that all of a sudden old is new? All you have to do is look at the movies that came out in the last couple of years and the ones currently advertised to see that nostalgia is big. We have seen every possible concept from the 80’s made into a movie except […]

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Review of Rob Bell’s Love Wins (Part 2)

March 28th, 2011 · No Comments · Books, Christianity, God, Gospel, Religion, Theology

Bell begins Love Wins by laying out some common ground with some thoughts few would disagree with, “First, I believe that Jesus’ story is first and foremost about the love of God for every single one of us. It is a stunning, beautiful, expansive love, and it is for everybody, everywhere.” (p. vii) Next, he […]

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John Piper on What One Must Believe to Be Saved

August 10th, 2010 · No Comments · Baptism, Christ, Christianity, Christology, Church, Church of Christ, Confession, Faith, Gospel, Religion, Theology

Have a look at this video of John Piper telling what he believes one must believe to be saved. To read a transcript click here. He includes the following: Believe and confess his Lordship and his resurrection Recognition that we sin That God exists and that he created a world where sin is a possibility […]

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How Much is There Left to Say?

February 2nd, 2010 · No Comments · 1 Corinthians, Bible, Christ, Christianity, Church, Church of Christ, God, Gospel, Gospel of John, Jesus, New Testament, Religion, Thoughts

With thousands of Christian blogs, thousands of sermons, classes, and lectures being presented every single week, small group studies, personal studies…is there anything left to say? Blogging ideas used to jump into my head all of the time and it seems like lately they are fewer and further in between. I am sure that has […]

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