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Category Archives: Emergent

Resurrecting the Shalom in the World

Resurrecting the Shalom in the World It seems that one of God’s Big Ideas for the world is, and has been, to ultimately bring shalom, or a kind of peace, justice and universal flourishing to the world. Though this may seem like a far off hope for those living in places of real suffering today,Continue Reading

Where is God in Grief? Mike Grapples With Losing His Son

Where is God in Grief? Mike Grapples With Losing His Son

 Where is God in our grief? It is a question that has been asked everyday, in every generation, by hurting people in our world. What is the Gospel of Grief? Is there any better person to ask than a pensive person of faith who lost his young son? My friend Mike grapples with this questionContinue Reading

Emergence Christianity Conference with Phyllis Tickle

Emergence Christianity Conference with Phyllis Tickle

Last weekend I attended a conference about “Emergence Christianity” with featured speaker Phyllis Tickle talking about the ideas she presents in her books The Great Emergence: How Christianity is Changing and Why and Emergence Christianity. What is the Great Emergence or Emergence Christianity? (Not to be confused with Emergent Christianity, though there is some overlap).Continue Reading

Rethinking the Resurrection (part 6): Is The Resurrection Past?

Rethinking the Resurrection (part 6): Is The Resurrection Past?

Here is another good read by David Embury about the corporate body resurrection, below. He writes about a concept that, looking back, I can’t believe I didn’t notice in Scripture before, but it is right before our eyes.  Did you know that the New Testament records several instances where the first century believers thought thatContinue Reading

“Olivet Discourse in Covenant Perspective” Pt 2

This is the second part of my study “Olivet Discourse in Covenant Perspective.” It’s an overview of Jesus’ 13 signs of the End of the Age and their first century fulfillments. This is one of my favorite Bible studies because it is fascinating to see all that was fulfilled and that the worst is behindContinue Reading

Rethinking the Resurrection: In the Beginning (part 3)

We’re taking a critical look at the general Resurrection of believers as taught in Scripture. We’re testing the idea of a corporate body of believers Resurrecting spiritually in 70AD against Scripture. We’re also weighing in on the creeds and why they need to change. Let’s start at the Beginning. Part of the confusion about theContinue Reading

Rethinking the Resurrection: Why the Creeds Are Wrong

It is the week before Easter. Nearly Resurrection Day. I have some thoughts about Resurrection, a valuable perspective which may be new to you. I think its important for people to have this on their radar, however. So I’d like to attempt to flesh it out. It’s taken me a long time and a lotContinue Reading

The Good News Reached ‘All the World’

      Has the Gospel been preached to all the world? Is ‘the end’ about to come? When you’re speaking with someone who is new to the topic of Fulfilled eschatology, (the understanding that all Bible prophecy, including Jesus’ coming, was fulfilled by 70AD) there is one objection that often comes up.It goes somethingContinue Reading

Resurrection: Taking Another Look

    I thought this was an interesting and thought-provoking article, especially the last third of it. It is a critique of the traditional view of our resurrection from a Preterist or Fulfilled view.     Physical Resurrection? An open letter from Dan Harden to Hank Hanegraff on the resurrection of believers To Hank Hanegraff:Continue Reading

Heaven, Earth and Sea Sermon, Part 3

This is Part 3 of a sermon I recently preached and discussed with folks at church regarding how the terms “heaven, earth and sea” are often used to describe convenantal – not material – realities in the Bible’s redemption story. Here is the rest of a list of examples within the major narratives of theContinue Reading