“The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign Lord, “when I will send a famine through the land — not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the Lord. Amos 8:11, NIV. What a powerful illustration! The previous chapters of Amos outlined many possibilities for physical difficulties for the people, however […]
One of the passages in the scripture that I find baffling is in Exodus 4:24: “At a lodging place on the way, the Lord met Mosest and was about to kill him.” (NIV) This is as Moses was on his way to Egypt after meeting God at the burning bush and being sent to return to Egypt to […]
How do you know something is true?
You know something is true when it is measured against something that is certain truth. In my case, I look to scripture as the primary source for understanding the truth about life, the universe and everything. As a United Methodist Christian, I seek to discren whether something is true by comparing it to what I […]
How do you define truth?
Truth is reality as it actually exists. Ultimately, truth is the Triune God in which all creation lives, moves and has being. I believe that the clearest written depiction of truth is in the entirety of the Bible, which includes the story of God’s work and God’s people across time. Scripture contains the clearest picture […]
I recently finished reading The Rabbit and the Elephant: Why Small Is the New Big for Today’s Church by Tony & Felicity Dale and George Barna. This book offers the perspective that the church may be more effective in making disciples of Jesus Christ by multiplying rapidly rather than seeking to grow larger. The authors […]
Last week, I received several questions from a Resurrection member who had been using a DVD series to study as a part of a small group. I will take some time today and over the next few days to respond as I believe that there may be others who are interested as well. Always feel […]
Responsibility in the Bible
I had some great questions from Discussions on The Shack and wanted to respond to one of them today. Yes. Responsibility is mentioned in the Bible. According to a keyword search at http://tniv.info “responsibility” is mentioned 12 times. It may be different in other translations. Look for more responses on Monday…
Speedlinking – October 16, 2008
Dear God, thanks for nothing offers a great perspective on prayer. iPhone, TMobile’s G1 and the church at The Problem With An Industry of Cool… A great comparison at Washington Redskins and Church. Three Translations gives great insight to interacting with scripture. A brilliant idea at Simple Way to Invite
Scripture: Flexible and Resilient
Back in December, I started thinking about what would be the opposite of the scriptures being fragile. (See the comment conversation at – Were there really wise men?) I believe that the word of God as contained in the Old and New Testaments is both resilient and flexible. Let me be clear that I do […]
Explaining the Trinity
With the idea of the Trinity being so easy to say “Father, Son and Holy Spirit.” I want some pointers on how to begin explaining to somebody that doesn’t understand (as much as I try to). How do you correct people that say that there can’t be the three separate things and one God? I […]