Benghazi and Power

Benghazi, the IRS, the Associated Press, and so much more! This flood of scandalous news draws my attention backward to a post I put forward in 2010. That post was specific to the mid-term elections, but there are some points of biblical wisdom that are timely right now. Perhaps you will agree: Sitting here watching READ MORE

The Entrance

Jesus’ movement from the synogogue to Peter’s home is far more significant than might seem on the surface. Consider the text, according to the English Standard Version, from Mark 1:29-34: And immediately he left the synagogue and entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. Now Simon’s mother-in-law lay ill with a READ MORE

Bearing the Marks of Jesus

As the Apostle Paul concludes his¬†impassioned letter to his Galatian friends, he starkly contrasts a life of nominal Christianity¬†with being a new creation because of the work of Jesus Christ. These are very important distinctions; worthy of amplification. Nominal Christianity. A “nominal value” is often a value that exists in name only. For Paul, the READ MORE

No Other Gospel

About ten years following Jesus’ death, resurrection and ascension, a man named Paul made his way into the mighty mountains of present-day Turkey, arriving in an important city known as Pisidian Antioch in the Roman province called Galatia. By the time Paul got there he was very sick (see Galatians 4:13), his bodily ailment unknown READ MORE