Creation and Nature

Creation and Nature

Richard Rohr is credited for saying “Creation is God’s first Bible.”  I couldn’t agree more.  Even after the revelation of the Old Testament law, prophecies and the gospels, creation still expresses God’s heart.  I greatly enjoyed these...

Difficult Scripture

This is a brief series of passages that might be confusing and subject to misinterpretation. I might do more of these as I stumble across other biblical passages that are difficult. June 29, 2021: Genesis 6 (The Nephilim) July 1, 2021: Matthew 10 (Jesus brings peace...

“Psalms”

You may not know that not only are there 150 psalms in our Bibles, but they have a variety of different functions.  And while browsing through the psalms and reading and praying can always be a meaningful moment with God, those moments can be enhanced when we find...

“Church Life”

In 1990-91 I attended Yale University Divinity School to find answers.  As a youth pastor, I remember driving vans, hosting lock-ins and setting up folding chairs — and being very lonely.  Meanwhile, I read the New Testament and discovered descriptions of rich,...
“James”

“James”

I propose that the letter from the apostle James was the first book of the New Testament.  There is good reason to believe that it was a letter written to the new Christians in Jerusalem who were exiled from the city by Herod as recorded in Acts 8 and Acts 11.  This...
“Luke’s Parables”

“Luke’s Parables”

Beginning in October, 2020 I did an overview of the parables in Luke’s gospel. October 15, 2020: Overview of Luke’s gospel and a discussion of the parable as a teaching style and Luke 5:36-39, “The Parable of the Wineskins.” October 20, 2020:...