Jesus Creed
August 2007 Archives

Missional Jesus made powerful impressions. So powerful that once a rich man (Mark 10:17-31) comes up to Jesus and asks how he might find eternal life. Jesus’ answer surprises many today when they read the text with honesty:

In the 1980s, alongside the rise of narrative and literary studies of the Bible — which it so happens made people readers of the Bible again and not just archaeologists digging behind the texts, was the rise of the multi-disciplinary […]

The four words to avoid will not be a list of the four worst words or four potty-mouth expressions. Instead, I want to focus on four words that Kris and I use, that you might use, that someone at your […]

Missional Jesus thought it couldn’t be clearer. God’s redemptive plan was at work. Who knew?

In the 80s the methods of Gospel Criticism were pushed off the table in academic circles to make room for the surge and flowering of a bundle of disciplines that reshaped Gospels studies into texts that needed to be studied […]

Kris and I and our kids and their spouses have been fans of John Ortberg for a long time, and that is why I just had to find a way to read When the Game is Over it All Goes […]

Missional Jesus warned, and he warned with the severest of warnings. The word often used for this theme is “wrath,” but the term is not often understood carefully enough to realize what the NT writers had in mind. So, today […]

Deans Beans Oromia Blend. Fine stuff. “The best Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, Sidamo and Jimma make for a smooth, strong and floral roast.” OK, now a question:

Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with […]

I hope the ESPN commentators, Ron and Tony, are watching Grossman rip apart the SF Giants 49ers this evening. 24 points mid-way through the 2d quarter. Seven different receivers. Precision passing; great decisions.