Author Archives: Jeff Block

About Jeff Block

Lover and follower of Jesus, the long awaited King. Husband and father. Writer and seminary student. On a long, difficult, joyful adventure, learning to swim with the current of God's sovereign love and walk with Him in the garden in the cool of the day.

What I Learned Failing to Plant a Church

(Part 1 of ?) It’s been four years since my wife and I first felt the Lord calling us to plant a church. More than that, we believed God was giving us a vision for a different kind of church … Continue reading

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Time-Tested Orthodoxy and the Early Ecumenical Councils

Theology is complex, because God Himself is complex. We cannot fully understand God’s nature because we are nothing like Him, and our attempts throughout history to “figure God out” keep coming back around to the same errors. Continue reading

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Dogmatic Rank and the Quest for Christian Maturity

All theology is important, but not all theology is of the same importance. Words to live by! I’m not sure who originally said them in that exact form. But when I search on the phrase, two of the first three … Continue reading

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Seeing Jesus Changes Everything: Word Pictures in Revelation’s Prologue

THEOLOGICAL REFLECTIONS ON IMAGES OF JESUS IN REVELATION 1:1-20 Submitted to Dr. Dana Harris in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the course NT 6253 Interpreting Johannine Literature at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Introduction The last book of the Bible is “the … Continue reading

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The Prophet Jonah and the Surprising Grace of God

I lead one of the medium-sized Community Groups at my church (Life Bridge Community Church). We are currently in a series working through the Old Testament book of Jonah, and I have been asked to make some of the materials … Continue reading

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Paul, the Institution of Slavery, and the Cross-shaped Life

THEOLOGICAL REFLECTIONS ON SLAVERY IN THE PAULINE CORPUS Submitted to Dr. Joshua Jipp in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the course NT 6252 Interpreting Paul and General Epistles at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Preface Whether as a paper or a blog post, … Continue reading

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