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The Grammar of Elohim

The Grammar of Elohim

I am the king of grammar at my house. I can smell a run-on sentence at fifty paces. I undangle dangling participles with the greatest of ease. The colon, semicolon, and demonstrative pronouns are my best friends. And we are certainly humble. Yes, I wrote, “we are...

The Battle is the Lord’s (Pt.3/3)

The Battle is the Lord’s (Pt.3/3)

The Battle is the Lord's: A 3-Part Series Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Our plans or God’s plans? There is no doubt that our creator is the God of order. The Bible cites several situations where organization is both recommended and implemented. Moses chose elders and leaders...

The Battle is the Lord’s (Pt.3/3)

The Battle is the Lord’s (Pt.2/3)

The Battle is the Lord's: A 3-Part Series Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 This week I would like to continue to examine our practices in light of God’s word—which is the only authoritative source of wisdom and guidance, in opposition to the best books produced by men. 3. God’s...

The Battle is the Lord’s (Pt.3/3)

The Battle is the Lord’s (Pt.1/3)

The Battle is the Lord's: A 3-Part Series Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 The entire missionary movement is propelled by the word “go.” The Great Commission compels us to “go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation” (Mark 16:15). This mandate, coupled with a...

Practicing the Presence

Practicing the Presence

Practice makes perfect. Doctors aren’t perfect, so that must be why they practice; neither are pastors. We all practice in order to become better at something. What about practicing the presence of Jesus? Here’s a little background on the idea of presence. In Genesis...

The Trinity: God’s Love as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Part II of II)

The Trinity: Unity Has Plurality (Part I of II)

This is part one of a two part series on the Trinity. Part One: Unity has Plurality (Apr 16, 2018) Part Two: God's Love as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Apr 23, 2018) Selected references for God’s triune nature from the Old and New Testaments are provided at the...

Rebuke

Rebuke

Would you rather be a leader at your church or eat the green slime that floats atop a water tank after a long hot summer? Would you rather be part of leading a congregation or walk through a muddy river full of water moccasins, alligators, snapping turtles, piranhas,...

Ethical Implications of Contextualization: Part 6/6: Conclusion

Ethical Implications of Contextualization: Part 6/6: Conclusion

The following is Part 6 of a 6 part series: Part I: Preaching in Babel: Telling a Fickle World of the Unchanging God (Dec 11, 2017) Part II: The Need for Contextualization (Dec 18, 2017) Part III: Contextualization and the Ethics of Communication (Jan 15, 2018) Part...

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