My church has been teaching a Lent series from Matthew 4 based on Jesus’ 40 days of fasting and temptation in the desert. And yesterday I had one of those moments when God revealed an entirely new insight to me from a well-known passage in the Bible. As believers, we sometimes long for the Spirit… Continue reading led by the spirit
We’re now about three weeks in to Lent, or almost half way. And I have to say I’m not enjoying it that much. All this giving up stuff to focus more on Jesus in my life is not exactly working out as I’d expected. Because when I really focus on Jesus, he’s not calling me… Continue reading Lent is killing me
The New York Times recently posted a fascinating article about a cultural/generational transition currently taking place at Auschwitz. I think it provides some remarkable insight into the conversations taking place between generations of Christians today. “Those in charge of passing along the legacy of this camp insist that Auschwitz needs an update. Its story needs… Continue reading teaching or memorializing
On Monday I posted about evangelical leaders who are changing their minds about women in leadership. John Stackhouse, Jr. posted an essay about his own experience of how he came to reconcile the spiritual and practical equality of men and women. While admitting how deeply entrenched the “gender scripts” are that men tend to follow,… Continue reading speak up
“How I Changed My Mind About Women in Leadership” is a new collection of essays on gender and roles by Dr. Alan Johnson of Wheaton College. It includes the stories of a wide range of scholars and evangelical leaders such as Bill & Lynne Hybels, who became converted to the position of biblical egalitarianism (biblical… Continue reading changing minds about women in leadership
It took seven years, from its commissioning in 1604 to it publication in 1611, for a group of about 50 men to translate Greek and Hebrew texts into what we now know as the King James Bible. The New York Times recently wrote about the significance of this translation on its 400th birthday: “It’s barely… Continue reading The KJV turns 400
This is the time of year when we think about new year’s resolutions, and many of us resolve to spend more time connecting with God by reading the Bible, and every year I post my thoughts on Bible reading plans. I was in my late 30’s when I actually read the entire Bible through from… Continue reading read the bible in 2011
“The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.” ~ C.S. Lewis God is love… Jesus is proof.