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Patience and Endurance

From NT Wright’s small Tyndale commentary on Colossians: great endurance and patience. Paul singles out these qualities as the weapons one needs to live in the world undaunted by its crises and panics. A patient and longsuffering spirit, the quiet … Continue reading

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What kind of seekers does Jesus receive?

I’m working on Luke 11:29-32. It is interesting that Luke connects this to “when the crowds were increasing, he began to say” whereas Matthew does not. The passage is clearly connected to the one that precedes it on the accusation … Continue reading

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God's Zeal for his Honor

In the NT Wright / John Piper dustup there is a lot of debate over God’s jealously over his honor. It seems clear that Wright is correct in not allowing Piper’s re-defining “righteousness” as God’s zeal for his glory. Wright’s … Continue reading

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Pentecost

Jesus is over the top. If you ask someone who Jesus was and what he taught you’ll likely get one of two answers: “Jesus tells us how to get to heaven when we die” or “Jesus, like all other great … Continue reading

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NT Wright’s assertion of what Pentecost means

From his Pentecost Sermon of 07 posted here: http://www.ntwrightpage.com/sermons/Pentecost07.htm “The disciples, filled with the Spirit, begin the work of Jesus’ sovereign and saving rule over the world, whose Lord he now is, by their shared common life, their works of … Continue reading

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NT Wright on the meaning of the Ascension

From NT Wright’s Pentecost sermon found at http://www.ntwrightpage.com/sermons/Pentecost07.htm “The early Christians, like their Jewish contemporaries, saw heaven and earth as the overlapping and interlocking spheres of God’s good creation, with the point being that heaven is the control room from … Continue reading

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How Grace through Christ breaks the victim to tyrant cycle of oppression

Repost from December 20, 2006 Tim Keller has been preaching a bunch lately on suffering, just in time for Christmas. In a lecture called Suffering and the Steward-Leader he makes some startling comments on suffering. He states that suffering is … Continue reading

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Is there a fresh wind over the burned out WICO battlefield?

The Christian Reformed Church fought a protracted, bloody, civil war  over Women in Church Office (WICO) that got started in my childhood years and has continued through today. My mother was an “elder-adjunct” at Northside Chapel and during high school, … Continue reading

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A God we can do business with

Philip Yancey in his chapter on Deuteronomy in The Bible Jesus Read makes this point. BOQ When God makes a list of commandments, Love takes first place, the basis of his whole relationship with humanity. God meets in a tent … Continue reading

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Laboring Not in Vain

I find one of the most difficult aspects of the Christian life to communicate is the last verse of 1 Corinthians 15, the great resurrection chapter. 1 Corinthians 15:58 (NRSV) Therefore, my beloved, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the … Continue reading

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