In the past, I’ve pointed out how the first testament did have “regulations of divine worship” and that these regulations were plainly laid out in Leviticus, demonstrated by Moses to the priests, and expounded upon by later writers. When I… Read More »Romans 12:1 – Calculated Worship
For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, “Abba! Father!” Romans 8:15 What?! Does this sum up your experience? I don’t know about you,… Read More »Not a Spirit of Slavery Leading to Fear
So I was reading the common lectionary earlier today for some inspiration, when I saw that the upcoming reading for August 20th was from Matthew 15:21-28. I’m planning on speaking on this passage that week during our Sunday morning gathering,… Read More »Would God Really Throw It To the Dogs?
“Come to me, all you who are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find… Read More »Jesus’s Way is Actually Easy – We Make it Hard
I recently wrote an argument on violent language among believers and how this language can produce actual violence. This week, in my church history class, I’ve been bombarded by account after account of violence among believers in the Reformation. Here… Read More »Violent Language and Violence Among Believers
“He findeth not who seeks his own. The soul is lost that’s saved alone.” – John Greenleaf Whittier Why do we seek the kingdom without also seeking God’s righteousness or justice? That is, are the benefits of the kingdom only for one’s… Read More »Not Saved Alone – Work Out Your Own Salvation