Category Archives: Theology

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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The Kingdom that Demands a Response

A sermon manuscript for Matthew 22:1-14, prepared for Life Bridge Community Church (recorded audio | sermon notes | parables study tool handout) Introduction Well, here we are – the final message in our Kingdom Parables series. Today, we’ll be studying the parable of … Continue reading

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A Love Song Teleology

What kind of music do you listen to? I’m an Apple Music guy, so I have access to a lot of tunes. But only 4 or 5 of my playlists get a real workout. Typically I’m listening to Christian music, … Continue reading

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The Upside-Down Kingdom

A sermon manuscript for Matthew 20:1-16, prepared for Life Bridge Community Church (recorded audio | sermon notes | parables study tool handout) Introduction As you know, we have been working through Jesus’ nine parables about the Kingdom of God. We were blessed to … Continue reading

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The Night Before Jesus Died

Today is Maundy Thursday, also called Holy- or Covenant Thursday. It is celebrated every Thursday before Easter to commemorate the “maundy” Jesus gave His disciples on that night many centuries ago — the night before Jesus died. What is a “maundy”? … Continue reading

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The Giver Himself is the True Gift

To the Christian, specifically my fellow seminary students… A sermon manuscript on Deuteronomy 8:1-20, prepared for one of my homiletics classes at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Introduction Have you ever interacted with really spoiled children? I feel like I’m starting to … Continue reading

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