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Week in Review

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This Week’s Blogging Inspiration from the Pray the Gospels Ephesus in the New Testament The Apostle Paul in Ephesus Artemis and Her Temple Paul and the Silversmiths Inspiring Picture I took the picture below at Andrew Molera State Park along […]

Week in Review

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Summary of This Week’s Blogging Hidden Treasure in the British Museum Monday, August 6 Ancient Ephesus and the New Testament: Introduction Tuesday, August 7 The Location and Environment of Ephesus Wednesday, August 8 Touring Ancient Ephesus Thursday, August 9 Touring […]

Week in Review: May 27 – June 1, 2007

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My Recent Blogging Sunday, May 27: Inspiration from Pray the Gospels Monday, May 28: Memorial Day Gratitude Tuesday, May 29: Sent by Jesus to Continue His Mission Wednesday, May 30: Sent in the Power of the Spirit Thursday, May 31: […]

Week in Review: May 20-25, 2007

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My Recent Blogging Sunday, May 20: Inspiration from Pray the Gospels Monday, May 21: Getting Older . . . What Goes Around Comes Around Tuesday, May 22: Mission Impossible? Wednesday, May 23: The Mission of God in the Old Testament […]

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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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