I love to connect with readers, and was thrilled to receive this email comment recently from Shelley K. Hill of Second Baptist Church in Chester, Virginia, reprinted here with her permission: I am one of the teachers for our Lenten Season this year and we are excited about your book, Christ Is for Us and … Continue reading Waiting for Resurrection
How to Tell the Whole Story of the Bible in 16 Verses
last updated May 3, 2019 How can anyone tell the whole story of the Bible in just 16 verses? It's impossible, of course. The whole story of the Bible actually takes the whole Bible. Sixteen cherry-picked verses--no matter how carefully chosen--just can't communicate the richness, beauty, and depth of the biblical message. Yet to convey … Continue reading How to Tell the Whole Story of the Bible in 16 Verses
Mother’s Day Revisited and How God is Like Your Mom
Yesterday as part of our Mother's Day service, our Worship Connect kids read their own litany on how their moms remind them of God. Like God, their moms persevere and never give up; they give them food, shelter, and love; they fill them with good things so they could "taste and see that the Lord … Continue reading Mother’s Day Revisited and How God is Like Your Mom
Suffering as Opportunity
In his preface to Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home, Richard Foster says that for a long time, he wanted to write on prayer, but thought it too presumptuous. “With many subjects it is perfectly acceptable to share one's wonderings and wanderings,” he wrote, but when it came to prayer, he first wanted to learn … Continue reading Suffering as Opportunity
Living With Chronic Pain
My notes from Michelle M. Lelwica's "When the body hurts: A Critical Analysis of Popular Discourses on Chronic Pain," a paper presented at AAR/SBL.
I was intrigued by the title of this set of dvds -- instead of the familiar "Jesus Saves," it was Saving Jesus. From what and whom, I wondered, and does the One who is the Lord of All really need saving?
A review of the newly released documentary, Hellbound? - thought-provoking and a good discussion starter.
Three Views of the Atonement and Why They Matter
An overview of my seminar on this topic for Mennonite Church Canada. Why we need all three classic views: Christ-the-Victor, Substitutionary Atonement, Moral Influence.