Jim asked me why I use typology to rule my theology rather than a “plain reading” of the texts. I generally do not believe that a plain reading of any texts exist, so we need to find a larger narrative that explains the biblical data in a coherent way. I think we worship a God… Continue reading Why Typology?
“Therefore, if anybody is in Christ-a new creation! The old has passed away and the new has come.” – St. Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians, 5:17 The Evangelists who wrote our Bibles record some incredible information about the death and resurrection of Christ, but some of it doesn’t seem to make much sense from the… Continue reading Resurrection Sunday: A New Creation
So far in my reflections on the Lord’s Prayer, I’ve covered community, the distance of God, and the silence of God. This week, after a “short” break, I’ll be reflecting on “your will be done”.
For the third part in my reflections on the Lord’s Prayer, I’ll be discussing what it means for the name of the Lord to be hallowed. It’s archaic language, almost inaccessible to most of us English-speakers. How can we pray something that we don’t quite understand? How should be understand the holiness of the Lord?
This is my second post in my continuing reflections on the Lord’s Prayer. This post will look a different aspect than most might: when God feels distant and silent. What do we do when our God is in Heaven and not here on earth?
Sometimes, it is important to step back from the pure abstract theology and remember that prayer (talking to God) is the highest form of theology (God-talk)*, so I’m kicking off a series of reflections on the Lord’s Prayer, today focusing on the first word, “our”. Community is a scary, difficult, and hard to understand concept.… Continue reading The Lord’s Prayer, part 1
Some people may wonder whether or not there’s a purpose to studying eschatology. Some may think it’s a foolish endeavor that comes with a mild thrill from decoding symbols and numbers; some may think it’s a worthless venture, something we’ll never figure out; some may love reading the Left Behind series but don’t let it… Continue reading The Future and the Present