Jesus tells the parable of the servants and the minas for two reasons. First, the Jews expected the kingdom of God to appear immediately. Secondly, because he was nearing Jerusalem. What do either of these things have to do with his approach to Jerusalem? That this is how Luke transitions from the story of Zacchaeus… Continue reading Luke 19:11-17: Eschatological Minas
It is a mistake to isolate Luke 15 from the rest of the pericope of Luke 15:1-17:10. This post is a brief look at the entirety of the passage, taking a birds’ eye view to see the advantage of reading the story in a single reading. By reading all of this passage in context, the… Continue reading Luke 15:1-17:10
Humanism is, ironically, humanity’s greatest enemy in Out of the Silent Planet.
What is Out of the Silent Planet’s atonement theory?
Our Christian witness is useless without the eschatological hope for the future as secured by the Messiah in his resurrection and ascension.
I struggle with all sorts of anxiety. The small kind, where you sit and try and remember what you forgot, and it nags at you, whether or not you actually forgot something. The mild kind, where your mind won’t stop thinking about what you have to do tomorrow. Even the worst kind, when you feel… Continue reading When My Anxiety Turns to Sin
Or, why God knows better than you and keeps Leviticus in the Bible for a good reason.