Jesus Creed
January 2009 Archives

Have you seen this test that seeks to determine what your religion really is.

Some of you may be surprised by that opening image, but I’m following the apostle Paul today: “When in Canada, do as the Canadians.” Kris and I are up in Edmonton at Break Forth, where that one famous hockey player …Read More

OK, I saw this the other day: three lines from movies — “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” “Here’s looking at you, kid.” “You can’t handle the truth!” What’s your favorite movie line?

We shift now for a while from the word “gospel/gospeling” to “heralding/herald” (Greek word is kerusso/kerygma/kerux). We back up to the Gospels again, and we begin with John (Matt 3:1-2) and Jesus (4:: 1 In those days John the Baptist came, …Read More

As with Advent and even our Holy Week, ideas for a major seasonal shift like Lent can be difficult to come by. This year I want to focus on something simple. I’m going to focus on fasting one day each …Read More

Friends think about, talk about, and enjoy happiness with one another. David Naugle’s new book, Reordered Love, Reordered Lives: Learning the Deep Meaning of Happiness, is a good book to read and a good book to discuss — and I …Read More

Comments  made in the year 1955!  ‘I’ll  tell you one thing, if things keep going the way  they are, it’s going to be impossible to  buy a week’s groceries for  $20.00. ‘Have  you seen the new cars coming out next  …Read More

We finish our series on “gospel” today, and we do so by looking briefly at three references to “gospel” in Revelation: 10: 5 Then the angel I had seen standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand …Read More

Some of you — like us — have both a blog and a Facebook account. Some suggest the future blog will be on Facebook while others say Facebook is so much more for networking and interpersonal stuff and e-mailing that …Read More

One of the more interesting artists in the history of the West is Vincent Van Gogh.  One of the more fascinating dimensions of Van Gogh’s art was his expression of hope in bright yellow colors, and the absence of such …Read More