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May 2008 Archives

Recommendation #5: Choose a church that proclaims and embodies the gospel of Jesus Christ

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Part 8 of series: Choosing a Church: Some Recommendations Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series It is often said that the Holy Spirit gives birth to the church. I’ve said such a thing on Pentecost Sunday, and […]

Recommendation #4: Meet with the Pastor

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Part 7 of series: Choosing a Church: Some Recommendations Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series So far I’ve put up three recommendations for those who are looking for a new church home: #1: Clarify what you value […]

Recommendation #3: Use the Internet

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Part 6 of series: Choosing a Church: Some Recommendations Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last post, I wrote that if you’re looking for a church, you should find one that is “essentially orthodox.” The […]

Some Texas Critters

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One of the things I’m enjoying about Texas is the wildlife. My family and I live in the Hill Country outside of San Antonio, a relatively rural spot with lots of wildlife, both native to the area and exotic. (Did […]

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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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