Politics of Poor Plight and Prophetic Priorities: A Brief Response to Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney recently made an interesting comment about his lack of concern for poor people. According to him, we need not care about poor people because America has a safety net. Rather, he is concerned with America’s middle class because they are the ones who are struggling. Yes, that’s right, the people with more resourcesContinue reading “Politics of Poor Plight and Prophetic Priorities: A Brief Response to Mitt Romney”

Luke 2: A Shepherd’s Christmas Story on the Margins (Reflection 3)

Luke 2:9-10 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were absolutely terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid! Listen carefully, for I proclaim to you good news that brings great joy to all the people: I can’t imagine what was goingContinue reading “Luke 2: A Shepherd’s Christmas Story on the Margins (Reflection 3)”

Drive-thru Readings

We love quick interpretations and applications for our life when we read the Bible. The slow process of reading and surveying the whole book, seeking to learn about the ancient context, putting the text we are reading in light of the whole biblical narrative, and reading everything in light of and through the context ofContinue reading “Drive-thru Readings”

The Death and Ressurection of Christ

Good Friday and Easter Sunday are extremely important days in the Christian calendar.  All around the globe believers will be taking this time to focus on the sacrifice that Jesus made through his death on the cross as well as the hope and assurance we receive through His resurrection. Typically this time is seen asContinue reading “The Death and Ressurection of Christ”

Free MP4 Available for a Limited Time

I have a recent sermon available for the month of February that can be downloaded for free. Just click on my “free freestyles” page where you will find the link. As well, I often offer other free resources on that page as well. Enjoy.

Genesis 1:1a: Creativity

“In the beginning God created…” How often do you think about God as creative?  Creativity is one of the very first things that are revealed about God in the Bible.  What does it mean to be created in the likeness of a creative God? Freestyle with me…

It’s Friday… But Sundays Coming

A true freestyle theologian does not merely observe Good Friday and Ressurection Sunday, but rather they also seek to find out what practical implications there are from these biblical principles for their communities.  Freestyle with me, are there areas of despair in your life and in society that just seem hopeless?  How can Sunday invadeContinue reading “It’s Friday… But Sundays Coming”

Making Trouble…

I was really struggling the other day and continue to do so. When I talk to a lot of Christians I feel like I am always “edgy” to some degree.  And I begin to wonder if I really ought to be so controversial.  I mean, we are the body of Christ, so why am IContinue reading “Making Trouble…”

Trickle Down – Part 3 “The Sound of Wealth”

Have you ever heard the sound of wealth? Listen carefully to the sound of wealth… Remember, wealth is not your income it is all your assets minus all your debt. This includes your house, your car, money in the bank, etc. Listen… After “hearing” that, how might that affect how we understand our society, ifContinue reading “Trickle Down – Part 3 “The Sound of Wealth””

Reading Jesus in the OT Part 2

“Come now, let’s kill him and throw him into one of these cisterns and say that a ferocious animal devoured him. Then we’ll see what comes of his dreams.”  When Reuben heard this, he tried to rescue him from their hands. “Let’s not take his life,” he said. “Don’t shed any blood. Throw him intoContinue reading “Reading Jesus in the OT Part 2”