Theology Keeps Me

I understand life application preaching. Really, I do. I believe that all preaching should be applicable to life in some way. It’s the preacher’s challenge to figure out how that’s so. But at the end of the day, as helpful as life application sermons are, I find that it’s theology that keeps me. Well, it’s God that…

The Woman was First?

A coworker of mine has taken to saying that the African woman is God. He’s entitled to his opinion, wrong as it may be, but he keeps repeating that the Abrahamic religions have fabricated a story based on patriarchy. It seems that because they didn’t value women and wanted to keep them oppressed that they…

New Year, New Dedication

I hardly blogged at all last year. I didn’t blog much the year before that either. So in 2016 I’d like to dedicate myself to blogging more. I’d like to… The truth is that I probably won’t. It seems like my workload and schedule gets more and more hectic as time goes by so it’s doubtful…

Twitter Theology that Makes Me Sigh

Taking a page out of Jim West’s book, here’s some Twitter theology that makes me sigh courtesy of Mario Lopez (a.k.a. A.C. Slater): I get the sentiment. God’s not a genie. Amen. But that doesn’t mean that “wishing” is wrong or not a form of prayer in an of itself. John records Jesus saying: “ἐὰν…

In the Mail

I was quite pleased to receive a copy of The Greek-English New Testament: USB Fifth Revised Edition and New International Version from Zondervan. This takes the latest edition of the UBS Greek text and places it side-by-side with the NIV 2011. I’ll have some things to say about this volume in the not too distant future, especially…

In the Mail (and other goodies)

My copy of Brant Pitre’s Jesus and the Last Supper arrived yesterday. I’m really excited about this. I remember reading about its existence nearly 5 years ago (right before reading Pitre’s Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist)! It’s great to finally have it in hand! Skimming through the book tells me that it has much in…

On Men Crying

I was talking with a couple of coworkers yesterday and one of them mentioned how he doesn’t cry. He said he can take a lot of physical pain and not cry. He then said that he would cry if he saw his wife crying and finally admitted that he does cry sometimes. My other coworker…