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Gordon Fee on Rejoicing in the Lord

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

Part 13 of series: Sharing Laity Lodge
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Recently Gordon Fee came to speak at Laity Lodge. He is now a Professor Emeritus of Regent College in Vancouver, Canada. Before retiring, he taught New Testament courses at Regent, and before that at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Gordon Fee is a […]

Does John McCain Have a Secret Identity?

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

A recent edition of the San Antonio Express-News contained a curious bit of information. The paper’s website was supposed to feature a column by George Will, in which he would explain how John McCain has rejected Republican principles. BUT, if you look closely, paying attention to the captions, you see something altogether suspicious. We hear […]

Pangs, Pain, Thorns, and Thistles

Monday, February 11th, 2008

Part 5 of series: Being the People of God
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In my last post in this series, I began to explore the impact of sin on human relationships. Genesis 3 reveals that sin corrupts human community, thus complicating our efforts to be the people of God together.
This chapter also […]

Sunday Inspiration from The High Calling

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

Doing the Right Thing

READ Genesis 14:1-16
When Abram heard that his nephew Lot had been captured, he mobilized the 318 trained men who had been born into his household. Then he pursued Kedorlaomer’s army until he caught up with them at Dan.
Genesis 14:14
In Genesis 13, conflict between Abram’s herdsmen and the herdsmen of his nephew […]

Excellent Interview with Francis Collins

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

My friend and colleague, Marcus Goodyear, has recently posted an excellent interview of Francis Collins on The High If you’re not familiar with Collins, he’s one of the world’s leading scientists and also an articulate Christian. Just to entice you, here are three excerpts:
But in the scientific community, there’s a kind of taboo about […]

Reflections on Fasting in Lent

Friday, February 8th, 2008

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I grew up hearing about Catholics fasting during the season of Lent. No meat on Fridays, only fish, which in my school cafeteria was something to be avoided at all costs. This always seemed to me to be one more good reason to be a Protestant. But, in the past fifteen […]

New Post on the Gospels

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

Check out the latest entry by my guest blogger, James Arlandson. It’s called: “Similarities among John’s Gospel and the Synoptic Gospels”. This is an extraordinarily detailed and helpful piece. You may not check every cross reference today, but you’ll want to save this information for later. Thanks, James, for your continued excellence in your series […]

Lent: A Season of Preparation

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

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Well, we survived another Super Bowl. This year’s game turned out to be an thrilling one, unless, of course, you’re a New England Patriots’ fan. Nevertheless, last Sunday evening we watched the culmination of years and years of training, as top athletes displayed their wares in the “big game.” Win or lose, […]

What is Ash Wednesday?

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

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Many Christians, mostly Protestants and independents, had never given Ash Wednesday a thought until four years ago. Then, in 2004, Ash Wednesday became a huge day in American Protestant consciousness. Why? Because on that day Mel Gibson released what was to become his epic blockbuster, The Passion of the Christ. For […]

Paradise Lost

Monday, February 4th, 2008

Part 4 of series: Being the People of God
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In recent posts I’ve been reflecting on the creation accounts in Genesis 1 and 2, looking for insights into what it means for us to be the people of God. We’ve seen that God created humankind in community as […]

Sunday Inspiration from The High Calling

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008

Whose Name Matters Most?
READ Genesis 11:1-9
 ”Then they said, ‘Come, let’s build a great city for ourselves with a tower that reaches into the sky. This will make us famous and keep us from being scattered all over the world.’ “
Genesis 11:4
The Babylonians sought to build a great city with a high tower. In […]

Cold in Texas

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

One of the things I’m growing to like about Texas is the winter weather. During the months of December, January, and February, the weather in the Hill Country often dips below freezing. But it doesn’t stay there for weeks at a time without a break. So we get a taste of real winter, but not […]

Creation, Take Two

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Part 3 of series: Being the People of God
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Genesis 1 begins with an account of creation, one that begins to define what it means to be the people of God (see Wednesday’s post). Then, as if Genesis 1 weren’t there, Genesis 2 includes another story of creation. […]
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