Luke 2:14 “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”1 Romans 5:1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Peace on Earth? Does it feel like the world is a peaceful place? Has it ever…
Advent: Inevitable Joy
Considering the Joy We Have in Jesus
Advent: Faith Compared
Comparing the faith of the shepherds and the magi.
Advent: The Hope of the Fifth Gospel
The first week of Advent we celebrate that Jesus fulfills the hope of Israel.
Advent: Celebrating the Coming of the Lord
“For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep” (ESV). – 1 Thessalonians 4:15 In his first letter to the Thessalonians, Paul comforts the church with the future return of…
Closing the Gap: The Older Son and the Father in the Parable of the Prodigal Son
What we want to hold apart, God brings together.
Lent: The Promise of a Liturgical Calendar
Religious seasons are about diversity rather than intensity.
Consider that as Christians, we are God’s gift to the world.
Tension and Meaning in Genesis 1-11
When tension is present, the meaning of a polemical text comes into sharp focus.
What happens when we focus on the things we have in common?