Adam’s sin unleashed a perpetual avalanche of brokenness upon mankind. All peoples, languages and nations continue to ‘groan until the sons of God are revealed.’ Lying and blame-shifting are rampant…
The functioning of God’s Kingdom, devoid of competition, jealousies, and grandstanding, stood in stark contrast with the functioning of the disciples’ world. Jesus’ teachings and demonstrations of the Kingdom, while…

Timeless Urgency

April 25, 2021
Dateline: circa AD 33, Location: Jerusalem - It’s been 21 days since Jesus’ Resurrection, just over halfway to day 40 when he will be taken up from before the eyes…

All That and More

April 18, 2021
Matthew’s gospel emphasizes the Kingdom of Heaven (40 references) and Jesus as its King (14 times). His writing bridges the 400-year gap between the Old and New Testaments, carefully outlining…
‘Eastertide’ (the 50 days between Resurrection Sunday and Pentecost) was a precious time when Jesus seemed, for all intents and purposes, to be ‘back,’ and apparently back exclusively for the…
“He will crush your head” (God, to the serpent, right after the Fall), “Unto us a Son is given” (Isaiah, referring to the Messiah, the Son of David, 700 BC),…
Rahab’s great-great-grandson was raised in the insignificant region of Judah called Ephratah, in the even less significant village of Bethlehem. He was the youngest of the eight sons of a…
It’s embarrassing! It’s cringingly awkward! God’s love story talks about – it. The church’s prudish sensitivities are never on fuller display than when the Word includes tales of illicit love…

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