Jesus Creed
January 2008 Archives

Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford each opened the door to the influence of the Christian faith on their Presidencies though they did so in discreet enough of ways not to offend the public nor to offend the principles […]

I haven’t known much about the Salvation Army though as a kid my parents had some friends were Salvationists, so it was with some anticipation of learning that I read Roger J. Green (a Salvationist himself) and his new book […]

We looked at the references to kingdom in Mark; we now turn to the passages found in both Matthew and Luke but not in Mark. Many Gospel scholars call these passages in Matthew and Luke (but not in Mark) “Q” […]

A key word for Tom Wright in his book Surprised by Hope: is “muddle.” That word best describes how so many Christians think about life after death and resurrection and the like. Wright aims to end the muddle. One of […]

The final reference in kingdom in our earliest source, the Gospel of Mark, is found in Mark 15:43 and it ties back to Mark 12:34 (Monday’s post). Here is the reference in context: 42 It was Preparation Day (that is, […]

We took a year or so ago at Randy Balmer’s Thy Kingdom Come and we want now to look at his newest book, God in the White House. The book studies a simple theme and traces the story — an […]

Kris and I watched the debate on CNN last night — at least most of it — and I’m wondering what you are thinking now about who will win? What strengths does your favorite have? (Avoid saying anything negative about […]

While “kingdom” is found twice in Mark 13:8 — “kingdom will rise against kingdom” — and neither of those is about Jesus’ kingdom, the usage here is part and parcel of what the word “kingdom” means because they are what […]

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. [My source and video of it.]