Mark D. Roberts
April 2009 Archives

Today I’m participating in the “blog tour” for Unfashionable: Making a Difference in the World by Being Different, by Tullian Tchividjian. First, I’d like to introduce the author. I had not heard of Tullian Tchividjian until March 19, 2009.  On […]

The Roller Coaster of Genuine Faith READ Psalm 30:1-12 You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy. Psalm 30:11 My children like to ride roller coasters. So, […]

Recently I was out and about in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I visited this fine city for the first time in order to preach in the chapel of the First Presbyterian Church of Tulsa and give a luncheon lecture. I was most […]

My mother and my dog enjoy a spring afternoon in Texas . . . . A Redbud tree blooming at Laity Lodge . . . . Thank you, Lord, for springtime!

When I was asked to participate in the blog tour for Skye Jethani’s new book, The Divine Commodity: Discovering a Faith Beyond Consumer Christianity, I had mixed feelings. I do think it’s essential for Christians (including me) to discover a […]

Recently Ben Witherington III spoke at a Laity Lodge retreat. Ben, as you may know, is a leading New Testament scholar with impressive credentials. (When I printed his list of publications from his website, it took ten pages!) Ben also […]

I’ve been asked by the folks at Vintage 21, a church in Raleigh, North Carolina, to put in a good word for their upcoming conference: Advance: Resurgence of the Local Church. Here’s their vision for the conference: Christ promises to […]

Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed! Yes, I know Easter Sunday was yesterday. But, for Christians throughout the world, Easter is not just a day, but a 50-day season, beginning with Easter Sunday and continuing to Pentecost. So today […]

Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed! So Christians have proclaimed for centuries on Easter morning, as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. (Photo: A painting of the resurrection of Christ by Matthias Grünewald, c. 1515. I changed the shape […]

Copyright © Linda Roberts, 2007. For permission to use this picture, please contact Mark D. Roberts Luke 23:50-54; Mark 16:1-4 Luke 23:50   Now there was a good and righteous man named Joseph, who, though a member of the council,  51 […]