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April 2008 Archives

A Fascinating Interview

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Marcus Goodyear, one of my friends and colleagues who works for The High Calling of Our Daily Work, (he’s also a fine blogger!) has completed a two-part interview with Micheal Flaherty, the president of Walden Media. (Note: Micheal is the […]

You Know You’re in a Small Town When . . . More from the Boerne Police Blotter

posted by Mark D. Roberts

April 5 100 block of Wollschlaeger Driver, 11:53 a.m., A caller reported that there was a pot-bellied pig on his property tearing up his yard. [MDR: That’s just about a mile from my house. The feral hogs in this part […]

Excellent Discussion on the Problem of Suffering

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Beliefnet.com is hosting a fine “blogalogue” between Bart Ehrman and N. T. Wright on the problem of suffering. Ehrman, as you may know, has published the most recent installment in his series that might be called: “A Popular Scholar’s Attempt […]

Three More Seeds for Discerning God’s Call to Ministry

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Part 5 of series: Ivy League Congress: Discerning God’s Call Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series More Seeds for Discerning God’s Call to “Ministry” In my last several posts I sowed the first eight of eleven “seeds” […]

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Why Did Jesus Have to Die? Conclusions
In this series on the death of Jesus, I have presented four different perspectives on why Jesus had to die: Roman, Jewish, Jesus’, and Early Christian. I believe that each of these points of view has merit, and that we cannot fully understand the necessity of Jesus’ death without taking them all

posted 2:47:39am Apr. 11, 2011 | read full post »

Sunday Inspiration from the High Calling
Can We Find God in the City? Psalm 48:1-14 Go, inspect the city of Jerusalem. Walk around and count the many towers. Take note of the fortified walls, and tour all the citadels, that you may describe them to future generations. For that is what God is like. He is our God forever and ever,

posted 2:05:51am Apr. 10, 2011 | read full post »

Why Did Jesus Have to Die? The Perspective of the First Christians, Part 3
An Act and Symbol of Love Perhaps one of the most startling of the early Christian interpretations of the cross was that it was all about love. It’s easy in our day, when crosses are religious symbols, attractive ornaments, and trendy jewelry to associate the cross with love. But, in the first

posted 2:41:47am Apr. 08, 2011 | read full post »

Why Did Jesus Have to Die? The Perspective of the First Christians, Part 2
The Means of Reconciliation In my last post, I examined one of the very earliest Christian statements of the purpose of Jesus’ death. According to the tradition encapsulated in 1 Corinthians 15, Jesus died “for our sins in accordance with the scriptures” (15:3). Yet this text doesn’t expl

posted 2:30:03am Apr. 07, 2011 | read full post »


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