Monthly Archives: March 2005

Thoughts on Hebrews 6:13-7:28

This paper will address two questions: 1. What is the significance of the priesthood of Jesus [ a high priest after the order of Melchizedek] for a 21st century audience? 2. What contemporary preaching or ministry implications and applications do … Continue reading

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On the gospel, community and such…

This part of my response to a discussion from one of my classes. The first half this post is one I’ve written before, I thought it was relevant to the later conversation about community. If the Gospel is such good … Continue reading

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Good defense of the TNIV

Dr. Curt Niccum provides a good defense of his recent review of the TNIV, a new version of the Bible that helps make the Word of God more meaningful for those who have never read the Bible. Here is a … Continue reading

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cultural tsunami?

Why have our churches become content maintaining the status quo, and why aren’t we are on the forefront of societal and cultural change? I think it’s possible that if the Church got serious about our missional calling we could effect … Continue reading

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Blogger ate my post…

Earlier today, I tried to post an update of the last few days, and my post is now somewhere lost in cyber-blog-space. Oh well. This past weekend, I was able to attend a little of the Tulsa Workshop, and spent … Continue reading

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Another school shooting…

It’s being called the worse school since Columbine. Today in Minnesota, a young man went on a shooting rampage, killing ten and then killed himself. You can read the article here: As a youth worker, my heart breaks at the … Continue reading

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All the planning and I’ll admit, worrying over our congregation’s efforts to participate in LTC are coming together. Everything just sort of seemed to click last night and some of the loose ends I had been fretting over aren’t loose … Continue reading

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The resurrection and its implications…

At some point whether as an unbelievers seriously investigating the events surrounding the life and death of Jesus Christ. You are confronted with one serious problem. Jesus Christ is reported to have been resurrected from the dead. What one does … Continue reading

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Why the retelling of the Moses story in Acts 7:17-44 is important for grasping the structure of Luke-Acts as a whole.

The retelling of the Moses story in Acts 7:17-44 is important for grasping the structure of Luke-Acts as a whole in that “Luke has selected and structured the Moses story so that it matches exactly the story of Jesus and … Continue reading

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Faith is more than pew-warming…

Faith is more than pew-warming. James said it first, not me. He chides the recipents of his epsitle for the lack of action. Sure, they knew all the right answers. They could quote Bible, book, chapter and verse of course. … Continue reading

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