Tag Archives: N T Wright

Five Books

I read a lot, some might say too much. Daily, I share something book related on Facebook. My email contains the word bookworm. I never go anywhere without a book and the clerks at my local Barnes and Noble know me. So, it only comes natural that I should offer reflections on my reading. On …

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Worship and Discipleship

Two aspects of our relationship with God don’t seem to go together and may even at odds is worship and discipleship. Where do they fit together? They are very important aspects of the Christian life. Let’s address worship first. This is how John Piper defines worship. “Worship is a way of gladly reflecting back to …

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The Resurrection is Important

I believe in Jesus Christ, in the resurrection, and life everlasting. Christianity is about something that happened; something that happened to and through Jesus; something that touches and transforms our life continually. Christian faith is centered on the cross. What led up to the cross, the event of the cross and repercussions of the cross …

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The Importance of Desire

When we learn to read the story of Jesus and see it as the story of the love of God, doing for us, what we could not do for ourselves—that insight produces a sense of astonished gratitude, which is very near the heart of authentic Christian experience. God is taking the world somewhere. He’s got …

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Grace is…

Grace is the teaching that salvation comes by grace only, not as something earned. Salvation is an unearned gift from God through Jesus; God acts alone to save the sinner. The responsibility for salvation does not rest to any degree on our actions or belief, but comes from God freely through Jesus. Jesus died on …

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The Nazareth Manifesto

In Luke 4, we find the Nazareth Manifesto. In these words spoken by Jesus in a synagogue we see what Jesus was about then and now, what his followers are to be about today. These verses taken from Isaiah, as such, they are prophetic words of the Kingdom of God. They hint at what God …

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Come Adore Him

On Christmas day we remember and celebrate the coming into the world of the greatest human, this human was not just human, but God becoming man. Jesus is both God and man. How this works I do not know, yet I have faith in it being true. I trust that Jesus is who he said …

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Christmas Eve Message (2012)

It’s Christmas Eve! Another day until Christmas, a day of exuberant celebration for Jesus Christ, our Lord and savior who came to bring the good news that God loves all and means to redeem the world to all who would and will receive it. The birth of our Lord means so much. It means life, …

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Jesus: A Theography

As I write this, we are in the midst of Advent. Advent, an astonishing time of giving and gathering, is when we celebrate the coming of Jesus while waiting with breathless anticipation for the coming again of Jesus. Jesus comes to us in our personal lives as he came to his first followers inviting to …

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The Shack A Review

For me, books are powerful and important. Obviously, the bible is key to my faith it informs me on who Jesus is and what He has done; it informs me on what it means to live faithfully with God and in fellowship with other believers. Other books are important too. From Stephen King’s novels, to …

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