What Wondrous Love!

“What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul! What wondrous love is this, O my soul! What wondrous love is this that caused the Lord of bliss to lay aside his crown for my soul, for my soul, to lay aside his crown for my soul. To God and to the Lamb, […]

The Word Was “A God” ?

Much has been made by Jehovah’s Witnesses and other groups of the absence of the article in : “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was A God,” is the preferred translation of such cults. There are good grammatical reasons to reject this translation and interpretation, but […]

Recommended Reading

We need a passion for Christ that cannot be quenched, a passion that is acted upon not merely fondly thought about and rooted for. I am currently reading Dangerous: Engaging the People and Places No One Else Will. And while I am thinking hard about a passion for Christ and acting upon it, I read […]

Top 10 Books to Read for 2014

I’ve made a list of books I want to read for 2014. Man in Christ: The Vital Elements of St. Paul’s Religion (Classic Reprint) by James S. Stewart Paul and Union with Christ: An Exegetical and Theological Study by Constantine R. Campbell Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament by Christopher J. H. Wright The Christian […]

Rule Keeping in a City of Elder Brothers

I live in a very Elder Brother kind of city. Sure, there are ever-growing pockets of Younger Brother elements here, though. But for the moment, my focus is this Elder Brother element. I am, of course, reflecting on the parable of the two sons in . Much of the focus people have on this passage […]

Bono Interview – Who is Jesus?

Gay Byrne interviewed Bono, lead singer of U2. When asked, “Who was Jesus?,” Bono answered, “That is the defining question of what Christianity is about… Either he is the Son of God… or he was nuts.” For the full interview from the television series website, click here and look for the interview for “The Meaning […]

Hope Deferred

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life” (). The gospel is “I am accepted through Christ, therefore I obey” while every other religion operates on the principle of “I obey, therefore I am accepted.” Martin Luther’s fundamental insight was that this latter principle, the principle of ‘religion’ […]