Category Archives: theology

Tell this Stone to Become Bread

  Sources: Img: Ilya Repin, Follow Me–Satan (Temptation of Jesus Christ), 1903 (public domain). John T. Carroll. Luke (NTL). Louisville: WJK, 2012. Duane L. Christensen. Deuteronomy 1-21:9 (WBC). Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1999. Peter C. Craigie. The Book of Deuteronomy (NICOT). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1976. Eugene … Continue reading

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Seeing Results

  Sources: Dietrich Bonhoeffer. The Cost of Discipleship. New York: Touchstone, 1995 edition. John T. Carroll. Luke (NTL). Louisville: WJK, 2012. Joseph Fitzmyer. The Gospel of Luke I-IX (AB). New Haven: Yale University Press, 1982. Joel B. Green. The Gospel of Luke (NICNT). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997. … Continue reading

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Be Merciful

  Sources: John T. Carroll. Luke (NTL). Louisville: WJK, 2012. Joseph Fitzmyer. The Gospel of Luke I-IX (AB). New Haven: Yale University Press, 1982. Joel B. Green. The Gospel of Luke (NICNT). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997. Luke Timothy Johnson. The Gospel of Luke (SP). Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2006.

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A (Sort of) Book Review: Contesting Catholicity

Curtis W. Freeman, Contesting Catholicity: Theology for Other Baptists. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2014. As I’ve noted elsewhere, I sometimes find myself not fitting in comfortably among Baptists, but still very much rooted and unmoving from my people. I know … Continue reading

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“He Got Up to Read”

Unfortunately, due to to technical difficulties, the audio recording of the sermon for Sunday, January 27th did not work, so here are the sermon notes. *** During the season following Epiphany, the lectionary Gospel readings in each year focus on … Continue reading

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The One Born King of the Jews

Sunday, January 6th, 2018 (Epiphany). “The One Born King of the Jews” (Matthew 2:1-12)   Sources: R.T. France. The Gospel of Matthew (NICNT). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007. John Goldingay. Isaiah (UBCS). Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2001. Daniel J. Harrington, S.J. The Gospel of Matthew (Sacra Pagina). … Continue reading

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Sinners & Saints: Rahab

Sunday, December 16th, 2018.   Sources: Trent Butler. Joshua (WBC). Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1983. J. Gordon McConville & Stephen Williams. Joshua (THOTC). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010. Richard Nelson. Joshua (OTL). Louisville: WJK, 1997.

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