Tag Archives: death

Is Jesus a Narcissist? Christ and Preeminence (Why Greek Matters Part 12)

…he is the head of the body, the church. He is  the beginning,  the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. (Col 1:18 ESV) What does this language of preeminence mean? In somewhat caricatured form, this … Continue reading

Posted in Easter, Eschatology (Last Things), Paul, Soteriology (Salvation) | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Something Strange is Happening…

Something strange is happening—there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh … Continue reading

Posted in Church Fathers, Easter, Holy Week, Soteriology (Salvation) | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Out of Exile: When the Day of Pentecost Had Fully Come (Part 4)

As we continue to explore the meaning of Pentecost in light of the narrative of Old Testament history, today our journey brings us to Ezekiel 37. In this passage, the prophet Ezekiel is given a vision in which he sees … Continue reading

Posted in Acts, Pentecost | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Maintaining Hope in the Journey (Principles and Practices for the Spiritual Life Part 2d)

Soon after we overcome the anxiety of needing spiritual quick-fixes—thus setting our sights on a long-term journey of growth, depth and maturity—the difficult, and at times, demoralizing reality of such a journey becomes apparent. If I will bear much fruit … Continue reading

Posted in Spiritual Theology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Prayers for Revival – The Spirit of Prayer

The central Biblical text I look to for understanding the “spirit of prayer” is Romans 8. In verses 19 and following, the entire creation is depicted as convulsing under the pains of travail, longing for freedom from the bondage of … Continue reading

Posted in Prayers | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Return of the Lost Ark

“Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot. … Continue reading

Posted in Atonement, Gospels | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

And so it begins…

This is my first and rather uneventful entry in my new blog. I figure for such a moment I should do nothing more or less than plot my course. I like to think of myself as a pilgrim, living in … Continue reading

Posted in Personal | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment