Category Archives: Theology

Uganda Theological Reflection #1: What is Success?

Success and “Development” Our first week in Uganda, while staying at Uganda Christian University, we attended a symposium on development. As I shared in that day’s journal post, Ugandans are heavily invested in “development.” By this they mean, in my … Continue reading

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The End of Earthly Authority

A sermon manuscript on Revelation 19:11-21, prepared for House of Prayer Church in Mbale, Uganda. But the crazy thing is that I never preached this sermon; God changed it at the last second. Praise God. My name is Jeff Block. I … Continue reading

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Foundations: A Transformed Dream

A sermon manuscript on Romans 12:1-2, prepared for Life Bridge Community Church (recorded audio | sermon notes) Introduction As you know, this year we have been working through the book of 1 Corinthians, studying what it means to be the church. When … Continue reading

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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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