I’m going to go a little off-topic today to share something controversial but I think important. Jordan Peterson has made an interesting connection between Marxism, artificial intelligence, and postmodernism in the video interview below. I’m always interested in where we get ideas so this got my attention. Continue reading
As we approach Easter, the question Jesus asked His disciples is again a relevant one: “Who do you say that I am?” Many religious people accept Him as a great teacher, even a prophet. But neither of these make Him a Savior. The problem is, we not only didn’t know God without Jesus (Matt.11:27; John 1:18), we cannot save ourselves from ourselves. Only God can do this. And we’ll see why as we continue unpacking the first two chapters of Ephesians in order to see what the good news that brings great joy means to us. Continue reading
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Tagged Christianity, Christology, Jesus, Religion and Spirituality, Salvation, Sin, The Cross of Christ, The Good News, transformation
One of my favorites. Deserves a re-post!
Beannachtaí na Féile Páraic oraibh!
(“St. Patrick’s Day blessings upon you!” in Gaelic)
Why is it that the gospel message seems to gave gone on deaf ears in our culture? Could it be that it’s not compelling enough to move people from their distractions? I personally think so. I’ve been reading a book that I highly recommend by Frank Viola titled, Insurgence: Reclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom. He addresses this very thing. Continue reading
When people tell me they love Jesus but don’t need the church it immediately tells me two things. One, they don’t trust people and, two, they don’t understand what it means to be in Christ. Actually, you can’t even be the “church” by yourself. The word for church (ekklesia) means an assembly of called out ones. Of course, there’s a myriad of ways to be part of a local church. Continue reading
I would like to introduce you to a ministry friend of mine from Ukraine. His name is Max Fetisov. Max founded True Hope Ministries. The vision of True Hope is to break the cycle of abandonment in the lives of orphans and to see them live and thrive independently with the knowledge that they are valuable and loved.
Max began this ministry 20 years ago. What’s unusual is that Max is only 31 years old. And this is only the tip of the iceberg with this young man’s remarkable story. God has miraculously met Max is so many ways, including enabling him to both speak and understand English perfectly! Continue reading
I’ve been looking at the first two chapters of Ephesians to see what the good news that brings great joy means to us. Ephesians is indeed the high-water mark of Paul’s teaching and rather difficult to understand at first blush. However, we risk living sub-par and powerless Christian lives if we don’t take the time to truly comprehend what’s being said here. Continue reading