Discipleship

Great and Unexpected Things God Has Done

Surprising and counterculture would be appropriate words to describe how God often works in this world. The Christian Church for two thousand years has believed and taught that God’s Son became incarnated in the baby Jesus. God’s Spirit made the Virgin Mary’s womb come to life. There was nothing sexual about this impregnation. God didn’t […]

“Surprised By Hope” ( edited repost of Review of N.T. Wright’s Book)

We are approaching the Easter Season. I thought it would be a good time to repost my review of N.T. Wright’s excellent book, “Surprised By Hope”. It provides a great summary of the Christian hope which is taught in the biblical record. Putting Flesh And Bones On The Christian Hope In his book, Surprised by […]

Jesus Calls Us Friend

In the mid 1930s, the classic movie, “The Bride of Frankenstein”, came out. It starred Boris Karloff in the role of the monster. One of the most powerful scenes in the movie occurred when the Monster entered the cottage of a blind hermit, in the heart of the forest. The blind hermit thanked the Lord […]

Purposeful Compassion – Engage the Word (X)

In many ways, Sadhu Sunder Singh  could be called the Apostle Paul of India. He violently persecuted Christians before his conversion. After he encountered the living Lord Jesus Christ, he became one of India’s greatest Christian missionaries. Christ-like Compassion In Action On one occasion, Sundar Singh and a companion were traveling through a pass high […]

Intentional Discipleship – Engage the Word (VII)

When you become a follower of Christ, you are signing up for something that is more like a marathon than a 100-yard sprint. Friedrich Nietzsche, who was no friend of Christianity, demonstrated real wisdom in the following statement: “The essential thing ‘in heaven and earth’ is ……. that there should be long obedience in the […]