Tag Archives: salvation

What People Seem To Think Jesus Said

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Wheat and Weeds Living Side By Side

Jesus told the crowds another story: “The Kingdom of Heaven resembles a farmer who plants high-quality seeds in his field. While he and his farmhands were sleeping that night, his chief competitor snuck into his field and planted weeds among the quality grain. When the plants began to spring up, the farmhands noticed that weeds […]

Which Apostle Would You Be?

The last time I did CPE, one of the assignments was to state which one of the twelve Apostles I was and why. Everyone went for Peter and John and whomever. I said Judas. (Apparently you’re not allowed to pick Judas). I grew up post-1960s and most of the Jesus movies after that time presented […]

God Using Profanity

A couple of years ago, I had a conversation with a Pentecostal minister I know–or used to know. He is an Assemblies of God minister, and we were discussing the Bible as we often did, which was not always a fun thing to do because he took the stance that he was always right in […]

A Theology of “How?”

Theology for me has to be practical. I am not saying that this is how it must be for everyone. I am merely saying that this is how it must be for me. So often, Theology exists in the realm of the “Why?” but for me, Theology exists in the province of the “How?” In […]

Christian Commandments Based on Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount

The application of the teachings of Jesus from the Sermon on the Mount, found in Matthew’s Gospel, chapters 5-7.

So, what is so good about Good Friday anyway?

So, what is so good about Good Friday anyway? The first Good Friday was anything but good. It is only good to us because we usually do not like to linger on Friday and we rush straight to Sunday. The first disciples did not know that the coming Sunday would be different from any other […]