Category Archives: Theology

Upgrading Eden

Preface I recently facilitated a theology class at my church focused on the goodness of God entitled A God in Whom to Take Refuge. I’ve read and written quite a bit on this topic over the last couple of years, … Continue reading

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Limitless

Opening weekend of The Resurrection of Gavin Stone (Gavin Stone FB page) was last weekend. Our former church (Harvest Bible Chapel; see also Vertical Church Films) made the film to depict the Church as a place of 2nd chances, which is … Continue reading

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Death, Faith and the Christian Life

A sermon manuscript on Galatians 2:20, prepared for Life Bridge Community Church (recorded audio | sermon notes) Introduction Who here loves to camp? My wife and son like to camp and I have many friends who like to camp, but I have … Continue reading

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God’s Goodness vs Seeking Safety

Should we actively avoid suffering? (Question 4 of 8 in the Goodness of God series) No matter how much we might understand, intellectually, that suffering in our lives is necessary and good, it’s our instinct to avoid it. We have discussed the ways … Continue reading

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God Had Other Plans

A Scripture Vignette on Romans 1:13 I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that I have often intended to come to you, but have been thus far prevented, in order that I may reap some harvest among you as … Continue reading

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Seen Another Way

A Scripture Vignette on Acts 8:1-4 Saul approved of [Stephen’s] execution. And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. Devout men buried … Continue reading

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Dying to Live

We avoid pain because … We don’t really understand what it means to follow Jesus Jesus said the most profound and disruptive things, including: “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily … Continue reading

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