Isaiah 11: Can the Wolves Get Us Here?

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Isaiah 11: Can The Wolves Get Us Here? – Curran Bishop Jumping forward several generations from Jonah, we come to Isaiah’s prediction of the coming of the shoot from the stump of Jessie; directing us to the Kingship of the Messiah, perhaps the most neglected of the offices of Christ.  As our warrior king, Jesus […]

Jonah: God Will Succeed; With Or Without You…

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Jonah: God Will Succeed; With Or Without You… Jonah the prophet was sent (among other things) to the Ninevehites; Jonah the book, however, was a message to the Hebrews about their role in the Mission of God.  As New Testament Israel, Jonah serves as a call to us to take seriously our role as God’s […]

Why Advent is Ugly (and therefore beautiful)

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Why Advent is Ugly (and therefore beautiful) Deb shared this with me and I thought it very poignant (I’m looking for words besides “helpful” since I use that almost every time I share an article…) 🙂

An Arrow Pointing To Heaven: The Biblical Doctrine Of Family

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Sunday, December 1: An Arrow Pointing To Heaven: The Biblical Doctrine Of Family – Curran Bishop It is common in Christian circles to make the words “Christian” and “Family” almost interchangeable: “family values,” “family friendly,” etc. are often buzzwords for the products of a certain type of Christian culture.  This sort of blurring, however, can […]

Blaming the Unchurched

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Blaming the Unchurched: This article (which is really a plug for a book I haven’t read, Schultz’s Why Nobody Goes to Church Anymore) has some challenging insights to consider about the attitudes people in the church take to those outside the church, and the practical and theological consequences of those attitudes.

Burden Bearing and Biblically Based Healthcare

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A post at Acton by Joe Carter, “Burden Bearing and Biblically Based Healthcare” A critique of healthcare that brings an important reminder that the Church cannot simply endorse and “baptize” either the worldview of the political Left or Right, but must promote the complexity of the biblical call to the Church to bear each others […]

The End of Urban Ministry

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The End of Urban Ministry: Anthony Bradley reviews why Derick Scudder, senior pastor at Bethel Chapel Church, an evangelical congregation in the northern part of Philadelphia, says he’s “done with Urban Minisry” on the Acton Institute’s blog.  It’s a very revealing and convicting call to rethink how we think about ministry and poverty.

2 Kings 9-10: God will bring Justice

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2 Kings 9-10: God will bring Justice In this sermon I look at the out-working of the prophecy/promise God made to Elijah in the last passage we looked at (1 Kings 19): despite Elijah’s lack of obedience, God was committed to bringing justice, and ending the idolatry and tyranny of Ahab and Jezebel’s dynasty.  In […]