Category: Theology

Christmas 2020: What Child is This?

2020 cannot escape my yearly Christmas message. In past years I've highlighted reflections on different Christmas hymns, but this year I'll start with a very short story. Twelve years ago, while sitting in a coffee shop, I was approached by a Jewish man. He could see that I was reading my bible and remarked multiple ...

The Gospel of the Kingdom

What is the Good News of the Kingdom? News is heralded, announced by demonstrations through various means and mediums by an approved messenger. The final and eternal completion of the Good News of the Kingdom of God is very straight forward. One day, heaven and earth will be joined together as one realm, (God gives ...

Holy Night & Fully Human

Holy Night & Fully Human: December 2019

Heart of Revival

Hi Friends, Today I want to share some heart and vision of what has been stirring in me as of late. Those of you who are close to me know I have the tendency to quite frequently bring the status quo into question regarding our shared faith. This has been the case for most of ...

The Prophetic Ministry Part 3: prophets, and Also Prophets

Hi Friends, In the third part of this series, my goal is to help you understand your role in the Church as it relates to the prophetic ministry. (p)ROPHET If you've read my first two entries, you know how I believe all believers are able operate in prophecy. In 1 Corinthians 12, Paul describes prophecy ...

The Prophetic Ministry Part 2: Different Types of Prophecy

Hi Friends, Today I'm going to look at different types of prophecy. Throughout the Bible there are a myriad of prophetic words, prophets, and spiritual encounters. Very few are similar. The prophetic was given by God to very real, very flawed people, and yet God spoke to them and through them to others. Often, the ...

The Prophetic Ministry Part 1: Introduction

Hi Friends! This post is actually an unpublished series that I wrote a few years ago to accompany a sermon series and ended up not using. A recent conversation with a friend brought it back to the forefront so I thought it might be worthy sharing with you all. Does your church emphasize a prophetic ...

Now is the Time to Overturn Roe v Wade

Hi Friends, Today's article is a prophetic exhortation and a call to prayer. Now is the time to overturn Roe vs Wade. If our courts overturn this grave and unjust decision, it will provide a real and present opportunity to finally end abortion in our country. At the very least it will lead to the ...

The Meaning of Life in Under 400 Words

Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord... Phil 3:8 Vision, mission, ethic, principle, zeal... these are the fuel of a life lived with purpose. Our lives are bombarded with a myriad of causes set before us. Sometimes, it is the love of the ...

Unity: The Inconvenient Necessity

John 17, Jesus prayed that we would be one, as He and the Father are one. I've heard a lot of sermons on this passage and many of them have been great. A key focus of these many sermons has been the issue of denominational unity. Christ isn't divided, as the Apostle Paul tells the ...