Category Archives: Theology

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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[Not] Owning Time: A Lesson in Turning Aside

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God… Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the … Continue reading

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The Spirit’s Carol

A sermon manuscript for Romans 8:1-19, prepared for Life Bridge Community Church (recorded audio | sermon notes) Introduction Well, Merry Christmas, Life Bridge! … and a happy new year. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. One of our family traditions is … Continue reading

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