Growing up during the time that I did, if you were a church-going person, you learned the words to lots of hymns – at least “the first, second and final stanza” words. One of those hymns for me was “Blessed Assurance”.
Last week in my Biblical Interpretation class, we were finishing up a section titled, “Is Scripture the Trustworthy Word of God?” The subtitle to that section is “If it is, what do we do with it?” A part of how that second question is to be answered is to realize the transforming power of Scripture […]
The overall theme for this week and last is “community creates purpose.” These letters testify to the vital importance of the communities of faith that were scattered all over the Greco-Roman world in the first generation of gospel preaching. One of the appealing characteristics of the Biblica arrangement of the New Testaments we are reading […]
Buckle your seat belts! This week’s reading from Acts is filled with exciting and incredible stories of the impact of the Jesus story when told in all kinds of cultural contexts. The first story in Acts is where Jesus is about to ascend and the apostles are still confused about what the Jesus story is […]
When asked to write a brief post for this blog concerning the upcoming screening and panel discussion of the Noah movie, I seriously hesitated. Some of the hesitation was caused by all the normal reasons; time constraint, poor grades in Mr. Warren’s composition class and a genuine concern about if I had anything to say. […]
Last December my good friend, former teacher, valued colleague and all-around good guy Eddie Groover retired after a long and distinguished career serving Point University. With his retirement, I suddenly realized that no one currently serving Christ at Point University has been here longer than I have. I am the last person here who was […]