Category: family

Ask Pastor Graham, Vol. 4

“I Appeal to You on the Basis of Love”: Authority, Slavery, Love, and Advocacy

Sunday, July 24th, 2016. “I Appeal to You on the Basis of Love”: Authority, Slavery, Love, and Advocacy” (Philemon 8-11)   Sources: F.F. Bruce. The Epistles to the Colossians, to Philemon, and to the Ephesians (NICNT). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1984. James D.G. Dunn. The Epistles to the… Continue Reading ““I Appeal to You on the Basis of Love”: Authority, Slavery, Love, and Advocacy”

Why is the Song of Songs in the Bible?

Sunday, April 10th, 2016. “Why is the Song of Songs in the Bible and What is its Relevance for Today?”   Sources: Richard Beaton. “Song of Songs 3: History of Interpretation”. Dictionary of the Old Testament Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. Tremper Longman III & Peter… Continue Reading “Why is the Song of Songs in the Bible?”

A (Sort of) Book Review: Man Enough

Nate Pyle. Man Enough: How Jesus Redefines Manhood. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015.* Social media can be a very effective and helpful thing. It has its dark side of course, but it has also been at times a real blessing by allowing me to stay connected… Continue Reading “A (Sort of) Book Review: Man Enough”

Why I Am an Egalitarian

I am (among other things, obviously) an egalitarian. Simpy defined, this means I believe in the equality of genders, not just in terms of dignity, but in terms of the opportunities to use their gifts, and express their faithfulness within the family and the… Continue Reading “Why I Am an Egalitarian”

ReImagining Church 2: Get to the Point

Sunday, January 5, 2014. “ReImagining Church 2: Get to the Point” (Ephesians 3:14-21). The audio also features a reading “Fourteen and Braced for Pain” from Ron VandenBurg, Mary Monologues, (based on the play “Song of Mary”, by John McNeil), adapted slightly and read by Jenelle Ware.… Continue Reading “ReImagining Church 2: Get to the Point”