Category: reflection

Bite Your Tongue: Gossip, Lies, and Other Stuff Christians Never Do

Christians are pretty good at sinning. Sometimes it seems we are as good as everyone else at getting ourselves in trouble. But there’s this one thing which we really excel at. There’s this one sin (or group of sins) that for one reason or… Continue Reading “Bite Your Tongue: Gossip, Lies, and Other Stuff Christians Never Do”

Scot McKnight on Atonement

This video is worth a watch. It’s a tad lengthy, but hang in there, it’s a very good run down of the tensions in penal substitution. This comes from What did Jesus do?: the Atonement Symposium. See more videos from that symposium here.

Lamb of God?

For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed… 1 Corinthians 5:7 This Friday I’m bringing the Good Friday sermon in a joint service of Sparta, New Sarum & Centre Street Baptist Churches (10:30 @ New Sarum Baptist). I’m battling with it though. I chose… Continue Reading “Lamb of God?”

Happy Hanukkah

Hanukkah began last night at sundown. The 8 day “Festival of Lights” commemorates the re-dedication of the Temple after the revolt led by the Maccabees against the Seleucid (Syrian-Greek) Empire of Antiochus IV. The Maccabees (a name taken from one of the leading family members… Continue Reading “Happy Hanukkah”

THE WORD BECAME FLESH: A Sermon by St John of Kronstadt on the Nativity of Christ

The Word became flesh; that is, the Son of God, co-eternal with God the Father and with the Holy Spirit, became human – having become incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary. O, wondrous, awesome and salvific mystery! The One Who had… Continue Reading “THE WORD BECAME FLESH: A Sermon by St John of Kronstadt on the Nativity of Christ”

Is Christmas your Salvation?

I was preaching this past Sunday- Joy on the advent preaching schedule. I chose to look at the annunciation to the Shepherds- specifically focusing on the angelic proclamation ” I bring you good news of great joy” (Luke 2:10). The Greek “εὐαγγελίζομαι ὑμῖν χαρὰν μεγάλην”… Continue Reading “Is Christmas your Salvation?”

The Visionary*, article: Fall issue

 “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever;     wisdom and power are his.  He changes times and seasons;     he deposes kings and raises up others.  He gives wisdom to the wise     and knowledge to the discerning.  He reveals deep and hidden… Continue Reading “The Visionary*, article: Fall issue”