The time for racial reconciliation is always now. However, for many of us, our assumptions about race actually hinder racial reconciliation. Those of us who are white tend to have a Reaganesque view of race (and poverty). Well, I suggest that the time is now for us to reconsider some of our fundamental assumptions (our … Continue reading Race in America: Reflecting on our Assumptions about Race
In Colossians 2 Paul urges his readers to be set free from the elemental spirits of the world (ta stoicheia tou kosmou; Col 2:8,20). 8 See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the universe, and not according to Christ. … Continue reading Paul and the Elemental Spirits in Colossians and Galatians
July 4th is just around the corner. This is a good time to celebrate the founding of our nation, and as followers of Christ it is a good time reflect on how we are doing as a country. But rather than thinking about us as a country, let us think about how we are doing … Continue reading July 4th is coming. How are we doing as a Church?
We who follow Jesus like to point people to Jesus. Why? What was so special about him? To answer that, let's look at how those who knew Jesus personally talked about him. One of those who knew Jesus was John the Apostle. He introduces us to Jesus this way: We have seen his glory, glory … Continue reading Beholding his glory