“Doubly Dead and Uprooted”

  The title of this post comes from the following scripture passage, written by Judah. Judah identifies himself first as a slave of the Lord Jesus and then as the brother of James, the leader of the church in Jerusalem. Judah is the half-brother of the Lord Jesus. Judah tells us that he earnestly wanted…

Good Company

“Will to do His will” “Bridges Get Walked On” “He chooses you.” Grab some Starbucks and enjoy this incredible Interview with Rosaria Butterfield; January 11, 2013   The Collect For the Second Sunday of Lent (and my prayer):   O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy:  Be gracious to all who have…

What’s “Biblical” About It?

Whenever I see the word “Biblical” in front of a title or a statement I pause as anyone should who cares about what the Bible really does or does not say. Recently this word caught my eye:  a local Evangelical church, a church of great size, advertised a Biblical Masculinity and Femininity Conference.  I thought this rather odd…

So God Gave Them Up

As you begin reading Paul’s letter to the house churches in Rome you clearly see Paul’s heart for the church and for the Kingdom of God now in place in this most cosmopolitan of cities:  “This letter comes to all in Rome who love God, all who are called to be his holy people. Grace and…