A common Thing

If something can be reduced to a mere common thing it can be ignored altogether. This is what has happened to the Bible this is happening with marriage and this is happening with God. This will continue to happen to the church. In order that the sacred can once again be trampled under foot by…

Iniquitous Experiences

If we are in the inception of judgment here in America, well, why is that? The Bible affirms that the Father shall not be put to death for their children, nor shall children be put to death for their fathers. I have always read that and still kinda wondered then why often in the Old Testament…

A Profile of God

God tells us what he like. He passes before Moses in the cleft of the rock and announces himself. He informs us what kind of God he is, and he is good. Exodus 34:6,7 The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, long suffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands forgiving iniquity…

Do not harden your hearts as in the Rebellion

With Christmas almost here and the big movie Star Wars coming out on Friday I thought I would role out this gem. As in Star Wars, the Rebel Alliance fights against the Empire and their rule over the Galaxy. They raise up X-wings Y-wings to battle the Tie fighters. War is at hand. Jedi are…

Knives in Flesh (a pox on Planned Parenthood or rather America)

Be angry but do not sin. Vengeance is mine says the Lord. We have had ten videos that have been released about the barbaric practices of Planned Parenthood, but no a lot of people seem to care. It would be easy if we could only blame Planned Parenthood, but we the people of the United…

Jude 1-4 a Commentary

During seminary I had the task of translating Jude among other books in the New Testament and I was toying with the idea of writing a commentary and I decided, why not? Jude it one of the shorter books in the Bible.  So here it goes Jude in five blogs: Jude 1 English Standard Version…

Sermon: Trusting me, Trusting you?

This is a sermon I gave June 28th about struggling through my life long challenge and journey with Proverbs 3:5-6. Sometimes it is easy to trust. Sometimes it is difficult to trust. Sometimes we don’t even understand what it even means to trust. With a little help from C.S. Lewis, I am working on it….

Upon the Bible can I only claim

I was hoping to mop up all the messiness from the last entry in a self contained blog. But this problem is so big that it could not all fit in one entry.  I hope I made the case that our current problem is our need to be accepted on both sides of the debate….

A Sermon: Underwater Signage

This won’t be long again as the meat is in the audio, but i gave this sermon on May 3rd. God has deemed it necessary to teach his people to remember.  Sometimes when knowing who he is is not enough to lift our heads, sometimes he points to the good things he has done. Joshua…

Do you believe in Magic?

Ronald MacDonald has taken what the Lovin’ Spoonful (1965) has given us and delivered it to us between two hamburger buns. Yes we believe in magic, the world wants to believe, but is that OK with you dear Christian? As I mentioned previously I read all the Harry Potter books and watched all the movies….

On Love and Haircuts

With Valentines here a lot of people get excited and a lot of people groan. This is not a deep without words groaning that the spirit does while making intercession for us.  No, this is because we think the holiday is stupid or pointless or merely a paycheck for hallmark. Some are excited for a…

Antiques and Signatures

So with another year it is always good to try to get on some sort of bible reading plan.  I have started reading Evertte Fox’s The Five Books of Moses, his translation of the Pentateuch.  It is very good, with much more vivid and colorful word pictures than a standard bible, but still quite accurate….