Global Diaspora Network

Global Diaspora Network

Amazingly 1 billion people are living outside the country of their birth. There are only 7 billion on the planet. I don’t want to discuss the politics of this (right now ) but it is amazing what this means for starting churches and for helping people become followers of Jesus. In the video below notice some incredible stuff: There are… Read more →

Ruth and Boaz: a romantic comedy

Ruth and Boaz: a romantic comedy

I was watching an instructional video earlier this week and here’s a soundbite, “The past is like a foreign country, they do things differently there.” – Ben Witherington III I’ve been thinking about this for a while now that reading the Old Testament is kind of like watching a foreign film. It’s kind of the same thing like from the… Read more →

Not the sanitized nostalgic nativity of suburbia

Not the sanitized nostalgic nativity of suburbia

This Christmas season (2011) I’ve been reading in Matthew’s Gospel. As with my reading in John’s Gospel I have combined the reading of Scripture within an historical theological commentary. Sometimes it gets a bit cumbersome and I long to simply embrace Jesus but I recognize that it’s important to school my thinking about my Savior to see how he describes… Read more →

surprising findings in the Nativity

surprising findings in the Nativity

I was surprised by what I read today in Matthew’s Gospel. It was it near the end of chapter 2. The five versus basically go like this, Herod, who wanted to kill Jesus for fear that Jesus would replace him as king, died. Joseph, who took the family to Egypt, is told the good news of Herod’s death and told… Read more →