Mark D. Roberts
July 2010 Archives

So far in this series I’ve shown how God intended his creation to be full of peace. This intention was broken but not destroyed when the first human sinned against God. Yet God had a plan to restore his shalom […]

So far in this series I’ve shown that God created this world with the intention that it be full of peace. But human sin twisted God’s creation, so that brokenness now pervades that which God had intended to be so […]

I my last post I showed that peace, in biblical perspective, is closely related to the idea of paradise. God created the world as a place of peace: justice, harmony, fellowship. Through the end of Genesis 2, peace prevailed in […]

I have seen Paradise . . . well, sort of. Let me explain. A few years ago my wife and I were camping in Kings Canyon National Park, a deep valley in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. On the […]

READ Psalm 142:1-7   Then I pray to you, O LORD.     I say, “You are my place of refuge.     You are all I really want in life.” Psalm 142:5 I grew up in a family of four children. My brother, sisters, and […]

Well, it looks like Cleveland isn’t quite through pummeling LeBron James for abandoning their fair city to join the Miami Heat. Now, the Great Lakes Brewing Co. has released a new pale ale in honor of LeBron. It’s name? Quitness. […]

This is the first part of a series I’m calling: Seeking the Peace of Christ: Christianity and Peacemaking. Peace is essential to Christianity. There can be no doubt about it. Consider, for example, these passages from the New Testament Gospels […]

If you’ve been following this series on the language(s) of Jesus, you know that I have argued that Jesus spoke Aramaic as his first language and in a substantial chunk of his teaching. I think it’s highly probable that he […]

So far in this series, I’ve presented the case that Jesus spoke Aramaic as his first language and in a substantial portion of his teaching, especially when he was speaking with average people in Galilee, where Aramaic was the common […]

First, LeBron James made a very public, televised decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers and join the Miami Heat. He did not inform the Cavaliers of his decision before it was televised to the waiting world. Then, Dan Gilbert, owner […]