Category Archives: Thoughts

Lessons From a Couple of Old Super Heroes

In 1 & 2 Kings, Elijah teaches us it is possible to end well even after personal weakness gets the best of us. God took Elijah to heaven in a fiery chariot and a whirlwind, giving him a strong finish … Continue reading

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Work & Identity

“When work is your identity, if you are successful it goes to your head, if you are a failure it goes to your heart.” Timothy Keller

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The culture of Heaven on earth

Originally posted on life, love, and the pursuit of Jesus.:
“Jesus’ resurrection is the beginning of God’s new project not to snatch people away from earth to heaven but to colonize earth with the life of heaven. That, after all,…

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The Misplaced Understanding of Covenant

By DON CARSON Numbers 30; Psalm 74; Isaiah 22; 2 Peter 3 A FEW YEARS AGO I spent some time in a certain so-called “third world” country, well known for its abject poverty. What struck me most forcibly about the … Continue reading

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De-godding God, Sin & Social Evil

Hebrews 1:3 ESV He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the … Continue reading

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Democracy

“Democracy is medicine not food.” CS Lewis

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The Zombies Really Are After You!

I’m not really a zombie guy. I don’t literally believe in them. I don’t enjoy the games, TV shows and movies about them; but I do believe they are a good illustration for many people’s current life relationships. I’m talking … Continue reading

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Grace vs Performance

“Jesus is the only savior who if you gain him will satisfy you, and if you fail him will forgive you. Your career and your moral performance cannot die for your sins.” Timothy Keller (2013-01-15). The Insider and the Outcast

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Is Your Life Going To Get Better, Or Worse?

If you are a Christian on this journey with Jesus towards Eternal Life then your life in this world is as bad as it is going to be. If you are not, then it is as good as it is … Continue reading

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Gospel: The Unknown Need

“The gospel is a message about how we have been rescued from peril. The very word gospel has as its background a news report about some life-altering event that has already happened.” Mark 1: 1; Luke 2: 10; 1 Corinthians … Continue reading

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