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 →
I got my head jarred back this morning. Totally caught by surprise by this longish quote. The non-western author, Vishal Mangalwadi, while talking philosophy dips into the Bible to recount a story I read just last week. It is about a sick man Jesus heals in the Gospel of John chapter 5. What kicked back my head this morning was… Read more →
I am looking for a missional hero. So, of course, I’m starting with Jesus. Just about everyone says Jesus was a great person. He was a person on a mission. So, being on his mission is being ‘missional’ like Jesus. Getting the glory or having a glorious day, what was that like for Jesus? I guess there are lots of… Read more →
Mary and Joseph, party of 6. Why wasn’t there room in the inn? Because Joseph’s family may have already been pretty big. Here is the verse, Matthew 13:55. It is a time when Jesus is in his ministry, so everyone is grown up. It takes place in Jesus’ home town. The people there say, “Isn’t this the carpenter’s son? Isn’t… Read more →
I loved this…laughed most of the way through. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkHNNPM7pJA&w=560&h=340].
This is an interesting video, Simon Smart talks to Ben Witherington III, Professor of Biblical Interpretation at Asbury Theological Seminary, Kentucky about the revolutionary nature of Jesus’ treatment of women. Good stuff. [vimeo http://vimeo.com/14172103].
By understanding how Jesus related to the people around him as described in the four gospels we can understand how He treats people today. That’s the idea. Here is how I think we can evaluate them. Take a look at it and make your comments either here or on Facebook. Thanks for your help. The chart is 3D and contrasts… Read more →