Tag: theology

Christmas 2021: This is Christ the King

"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of His government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding ...

The Ekklesia’s Identity in Christ

Friends, Today's article is written to reflect and build upon a recent group bible study I participated in, and my goal today is to introduce an idea that I will dive into with much more depth in the coming months. Ekklesia is the Greek word that we translate to "church" in most English bibles. For ...

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

Making Sense of a Transitional Season

Hi Friends, The other day I wrote about a coming movement. Today, I would like to look at a few indicators of this movement, its counterfeits, and some practical ways we can respond to what God is calling the Church into. This post is by no means intended to be exhaustive, but does seek to ...

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 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 ...

The Lost Discipline of Correction

Recently, I have been writing a lot about unity in the Church. Something I haven't really written about yet are the spiritual, intellectual, and emotional skills necessary to pursue unity. This article is my first attempt. I'll dive into this much deeper in my coming book. In the meantime allow me to ask a simple ...

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 ...