Jesus is the Rock

The fate of evangelicalism in America hinges on this: Do we look to JESUS in developing our conception of God, or do we look to the BIBLE in developing our conception of God? I know what many are thinking. I know that we’ve been taught to harmonize the teachings of Jesus with the rest of … More Jesus is the Rock

A cry of dereliction?

Originally posted on An Open Orthodoxy:
Jesus’ questioning cry “My God! My God! Why have you forsaken me?” (MK 15.24|MT 27:47) is known in theological circles as the ‘Cry of Dereliction’ (of abandonment, rejection, or forsakenness). For now let’s call it ‘the Cry’. But frankly, to call the Cross the Father’s dereliction of his Son…

The Exodus

Originally posted on Dave Barnhart's Blog:
I have seen your religion, and I hate it. I have heard your doctrine, and I loathe it. Take away your empty praise songs, your vacuous worshiptainment. Your mouth is full of religious words, but your proverbs are salted manure. ? “The sick deserve to be sick. The…

The Scrolls of the Anointed One: Reading Luke 4:14-19 in Conversation with Revelation 5

Originally posted on Lucas Vieira:
Luke’s inclusion of the Isaiah scroll in 4:14-19 points to the son of Mary- Jesus- as the anointed one who has come to bring justice for the downtrodden and marginalized. The question then arises, how is the community of believers (aka the church) supposed to understand and act upon this…

The Day of the Lord

Originally posted on Reforming Hell:
My transcript of The Bible Project animation is below: Jon: “The Day of the Lord.” It is a phrase in the Bible that religious people use, usually when talking about the end of the world. Tim: Yeah, things like Armageddon or the apocalypse. You might be familiar with this image of Jesus…