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Honoring Leaders: Clint Albao

Honoring Leaders: Clint Albao   I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. And the life that I now live in my body, I live by faith, indeed, by the faithfulness of God’s Son, who loved me and gave himself for me. ~ Saint Paul written to […]

The Cross, Human Violence, and The Crucifixion of God

The Cross, Human Violence, and The Crucifixion of God   The Paris attacks and global crises have had me thinking, thinking a lot (and losing sleep). My emotions over these devastating events have me feeling angry, enraged, and sad, depressed, and in other words, I am wrestling with human emotion. There is no escaping the […]

Am I my Brothers Keeper?

Am I my Brothers Keeper?   I recently came across the story of Cain (spear) and Able (fleeting breath) and it made me think about a few things. We all know the dark and twisted story of Cain murdering his brother able. When the Lord asks, “Where is Able?” Cain’s words are haunting and scary. […]

Peter’s Misunderstanding of Jesus

Peter’s Misunderstanding of Jesus   One of the most well known stories in the New Testament is the story of Peter’s denial of Jesus during Jesus’ trial before the Jewish council.  The backstory is just as well known.  At the eve of Jesus’ arrest, Jesus and his entourage are enjoying Passover.  There was much eating […]

Kevin Vanhoozer Interview

An Interview with Kevin Vanhoozer     We had the opportunity to do another interview with Kevin J. Vanhoozer on pastoral ministry and theology. Dr. Vanhoozer is a professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. We asked him questions about pastoral ministry and his new book, The Pastor as Public Theologian. Once again we hope that you […]

Jesus and His Surprising Story Against Nationalism

Jesus and His Surprising Story Against Nationalism   Imagine if you heard someone saying, “Jesus only cares about his own Jewish people, he does not care about the outsiders, those who are dogs and unholy. He does not care about any other country or people group such as, _________, (fill in the blank) only Israel […]

Wrestling with Tough Old Testament Questions

Wrestling with Tough Old Testament Questions   Matthew Schlimm is Associate Professor of Old Testament at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. His most recent book is This Strange and Sacred Scripture: Wrestling with the Old Testament and Its Oddities (Baker Academic). 1) Why does Genesis have two creation stories? On really important matters, the […]

Steve Gregg: Three Views on Hell

Steve Gregg: Three Views on Hell    We had the honor and privilege of interviewing our friend Steve Gregg. We first met Steve years back while he was serving at a local church that we had been thinking about attending, after the bible study, Steve could tell that my friends and I were passionate about […]

Tim Mackie, Brief Interview On The Old Testament

Tim Mackie, A Brief Interview On The Old Testament   Tim Mackie is a pastor at Door of Hope  and a professor at Western Seminary and has started a really good project on the Bible with his friends Jonathan Collins and Gerry Breshears , of which I personally think is the best videos on explaining the Bible yet. Check […]

Out Growing The Old Testament?

Out Growing The Old Testament?   It has become very popular to ridicule and mock the Hebrew Bible, what christians namely call “the Old Testament.” I am not fond of calling it the “Old Testament,” it makes it sound like my grandmas old record player (though these are apparently hip now), outdated by time. After […]

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