Now Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem every year for the feast of the Passover. When he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom. But when the feast was over, as they were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it, but (because they assumed thatContinue reading “‘Tweener Jesus’ Visits the Temple: Luke 2:41-51”
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Baby Jesus Presented in the Temple: Luke 2:21-39
At the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was named Jesus, the name given by the angels before he was conceived in the womb. Now when the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, Joseph and Mary brought Jesus up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord (justContinue reading “Baby Jesus Presented in the Temple: Luke 2:21-39”
Black History: Focusing in on Bonhoeffer???
It could be seen as a bit strange to be focusing in on a white person during black history month, right? After all, the whole purpose of black history month is to finally learn about the experiences, culture, and heritage of black people in a culture that only values white history, culture, and literature. Nonetheless,Continue reading “Black History: Focusing in on Bonhoeffer???”
Born Again or Entering the Kingdom of God???
Did you know that Jesus only talks about being born again one time, and it is to one specific person (Nicodemus) and only found in the Gospel of John. On the other hand Jesus talks about the Kingdom of God countless times throughout the gospels (mostly Kingdom of Heaven in the Gospel of Matthew becauseContinue reading “Born Again or Entering the Kingdom of God???”
What is Missional?
I know I have thrown out the term Missional at various times on this site, with out spending the time to define what it is. While I have critiqued aspects of it as a movement, and how it has been lived out, I tend to agree with the overall theological foundations and assumptions. A friendContinue reading “What is Missional?”
Who goes to heaven?
I got a text from a friend of mine today who was strugglin, and wanted to hear my thoughts. This is what he wrote… Hey bro. I am struggling with something. Could u email me your thoughts on: does the person who never hears the gospel go 2 heaven?email me I typed up a quickContinue reading “Who goes to heaven?”