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Discussing whether or not we should be part of a local church is similar to deciding whether you should call yourself a Christian or not. It’s complicated. Every word depends on what that word means to you, and to everyone reading the word. Descriptors, clauses, parenthesis, disclaimers and every other form of nuance are required, and misunderstanding is still likely.Read More
Try this one for an all time great Bible trivia question with someone who knows the scriptures well. “What was Jesus doing in the temple when he was 12 years old and his family left town forgetting him there?”
Never mind the hilariousness of the holy family forgetting Jesus (Luke 2:41-52), or that it took them three days to find him, or that Jesus didn’t seem to mind…or…oh, so many funny things here. But back to the trick question – what was Jesus doing in the temple?Read More
This is the first in my series “Who is the Man?” Asking the question of who Jesus was. We can’t fully know who he is now, if we don’t understand who he was then.
He was a man. Duh! you say. Well, not so fast. Many of us grew up in a form of Christianity that highlighted Jesus’ deity and downplayed his humanity. We always said that “he was fully human” but I’m not sure we believed it.Read More
The question for the ages – who is Jesus? It’s my question almost daily as he continues to impress and surprise me. But he also confuses me, annoys me, angers me, encourages me, and in every way…astonishes me. Who is this man?
I’m going to write a series of short blogs on this over the next weeks (as I attempt to write my new book – this is what I do when i have writers block, which is most of the time).Read More
I can’t stand it any more. I have to weigh in. Besides, everyone else is and I’m feeling left out. 🙂
I don’t really want to repeat what Duck Dynasty’s hairy dad, Phil Robertson, said – if you somehow missed it – just log on to any news site or watch TV. He was quoted saying that homosexuality is sin, in a fairly graphic manner. He then went on to say some things about black people that I personally found far more offensive.Read More
I don’t know how often you check out this site – but it’s now a lot more interesting with a ton more content. Spend some time here: www.MiddleEastExperience.com Also we’re doing a little fund-raising campaign – but you get a bunch of cool stuff for …Read More
So….sort of big news. I’m signing a contract this week for a new book – with Bethany House/Baker publishing. (They did my first book – Muslims, Christians and Jesus – and I’ve loved working with them). The back and forth of writing a good proposal and then the contract negotiations took about two months – now we sign. And then….I have to start writing. Here’s how that goes………… Not that well. 🙂Read More