I would offer the following challenge to the reader (and to myself ): one cannot begin to grapple with the eschatology of Revelation until one has submitted to the Christology of Revelation.
Category: Book Extract
Why Christians Should Care about Their Jewish Roots by Nancy Petrey: What more compelling reason can be given for caring about the Jewish roots of our faith than that Jesus was and is Jewish? He is the Jewish Messiah promised to the Jewish people and to the whole world. He was born, lived, died, was raised […]
From The Politics of Witness by Allan R. Bevere (@arbevere): All of this means that the church in the modern West is unable to effectively speak truth to power (to turn a phrase popular with some today). The reason is that since Christians have embraced the power politics of the nation state and have chosen […]
From The Spirit’s Fruit: A Participatory Study Guide (forthcoming): There are a variety of gifts of the Spirit, but only one fruit. The fruit may be variously described and experienced, yet it remains a singular fruit. … [W]e need to keep in mind that the fruit is one, the fruitful life is one, as we […]
Here’s a brief extract from the forthcoming book, Lord, I Keep Getting a Busy Signal by William Powell Tuck: Why is it that we often do not read the Bible which is supposed to be the Church’s chief source for spiritual guidance? There is no question today that the Bible is indeed a neglected book. […]
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From the introduction to Revelation: A Participatory Study Guide: I finally came to the conclusion that if God was intending to provide us with a roadmap to the future in Revelation, he had apparently failed. At a minimum, we Christians were unable to read the map. But could God fail? One of my guiding lights […]
From Preserving Democracy, by Elgin Hushbeck: Now in the abstract, there is nothing wrong with this. Equality is a good thing and in a perfect world, we should and would have equality. But once again we do not live in a perfect world and in the real world equality comes at a cost, and the […]
From Who’s Afraid of the Old Testament God by Alden Thompson: I find the revelation of God in Christ a clearer and better revelation, but I certainly need not deny the marvelous experience that God gave to his people at Mount Sinai. It was just what they needed and it was good. Even today I […]
From Grief: Finding the Candle of Light, p. 2: Grief is a journey. While this is no surprise to anyone seeking answers by picking up this book, I pray that readers may discover what I am discovering: I go on because I have Hope in a tangible, intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. This book is […]