Tag Archives: Jesus

A Prayer for Reuben

This is a prayer I wrote out for my son, Reuben, with Michelle’s blessings.  We dedicated Reuben to God on February 26th, 2017 at Seed Church.  I forgot the below transcript at home while going to the baby dedication service but … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 7:13-22 Sermon (Part 2)

Continued from previous blog post… Matter: With the charge to not be overly righteous or overly wicked, we do see evidence of people in the church and the culture at large not taking Qoheleth’s wise advice to moderate these two … Continue reading

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‘He is Risen’: Main Biblical Passages on the Resurrection

Matthew 28:1-10 Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb.  And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord … Continue reading

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Paul and Grace: Scholar John Barclay’s CT Interview

In the pages of Christianity Today, I ran across Wesley Hill’s interview of Biblical Scholar John Barclay.  Barclay is promoting his new book on Pauline scholarship, “Paul and the Gift”.  I have not read the book but found the excerpts … Continue reading

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Love your (Syrian-Muslim) Neighbor as Yourself: Jesus and the Refugee

The lore about B-rate college professors is that they may spring a hack,  cliche Bible lesson upon their students:  The God of the Old Testament is angry and the God of the New Testament is loving or nice.  For everyone else who … Continue reading

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Easter 2015: Transcendent Hope

Growing up, I never understood the purpose of Easter or what the holiday was celebrating.  I know I enjoyed the day very much.  My parents would hide an Easter basket at our house in Kent, WA.  Excitedly, I would arise … Continue reading

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Good Friday 2015

Gospel of Matthew 27:27-51 27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the governor’s headquarters, and they gathered the whole battalion before him. 28 And they stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, 29 and twisting together a crown … Continue reading

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