The only people who think the Bible is boring are the people who have never read it.
Have you heard the voice of God?
I am currently learning a generic principle about the ministry. People love to ask questions about theology, doctrine, life in general, etc… and I absolutely love it. I think questions are an avenue by which we grow, expand, and sharpen our minds. This is why at RFBC, I dedicate the first ten minutes of each … Continue reading Have you heard the voice of God?
Knowing Huck Finn and knowing Jesus. There’s a difference.
Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, narrates the fictional storyline of a young boy who has escaped the sufferings of an abusive home. Much of the story is as the title implies, adventurous. Up, down, and all around the “mighty Mississippi River” on nothing but a make-shift raft Huck and Jim scurry along mischievously terrorizing … Continue reading Knowing Huck Finn and knowing Jesus. There’s a difference.
Love the enemy, because Jesus loved you.
The last Saturday of April 2008, a softball conference-championship game is underway between Central Washington and Western Oregon. Sara Tucholsky, a senior of Western Oregon, was nearing the end of her collegiate career without a single conference championship or home-run. That all changed in the second inning when Tucholsky stepped up to the plate with … Continue reading Love the enemy, because Jesus loved you.
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall and Repentance.
The jilting of Granny Weatherall is a short story authored by Katherine Anne Porter during the 1930’s. The story narrates, almost comically and somewhat tragically, the wandering thoughts of a dying woman. In the opening scene the audience is introduced to the Doctor, who Granny considers a mortal enemy as she yells, ”Get along now. … Continue reading The Jilting of Granny Weatherall and Repentance.
The brothels of life and Redeeming Love.
In the novel, Redeeming Love, Francine Rivers parallels the Biblical narrative of Hosea and Gomer to compose a tear-jerking love story. If you have ever ventured into this novel then you will recall the two main characters. First there is Angel (Sarah) who initially works for a brothel as a prostitute. As we are introduced … Continue reading The brothels of life and Redeeming Love.
What Jesus says, He does.
In 1862 the day was looking dim for the Union Army. Three years of bloody civil war had rendered the soldiers bruised, battered, and eagerly ready for the war to conclude. Despite the gloom that hung over the Union one man still retained a a deep conviction for the morally right, Abraham Lincoln. With the … Continue reading What Jesus says, He does.
Ironic or Beautiful?
If the President comes to town, whether you like him or not, the town celebrates. If the President turn his motorcade down your street then you watch in amazement. If the most decorated official in our country shows up and ask for a room to sleep in, any reasonable person says, “I’ll make room” even … Continue reading Ironic or Beautiful?
The Unstoppable Gospel.
Recently my green thumb began to have it’s annual springtime itch, so naturally I planted a pepper garden. Setting it all up on the balcony of my apartment, I purchased pepper seeds, clay pots, and potting soil. The itching green thumb subsided once the seeds were planted; however, there was one major problem: the trees … Continue reading The Unstoppable Gospel.
Remember and never forget.
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:21, ESV) 16 months. That’s how long I’ve been serving what we call The Community. You may not believe it, but you can learn a great deal about people … Continue reading Remember and never forget.
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