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Category Archives: Paul

Who Or What Are “all creation” In the Bible?

 How was the term “all creation” (Gk ktisis) used in biblical thought?  In other words, how was this term used by Ancient Near Eastern, Hebrew writers? Did it mean something different to them, then, than it does to us today? Let’s first look at some Scriptures to ascertain the nature of the term “all creation” –Continue Reading

Is God Coming? An Advent Poem

Is God coming? God is here! Can’t you see him all around you? From the first light of creation, To the moment that he found you. We’re not abandoned or left comfortless. But Scripture reveals a pattern that we’ve missed. His comings aren’t limited two, the bridegroom hasn’t been “delayed”. Comings run through Scripture likeContinue Reading

Galatians and the New Jerusalem

The other day at our church gathering, two friends and I talked about Galatians. They shared some thoughts about new perspectives on Paul, which are about a more Hebrew and contextual way of reading Paul than what has been typically done in Christianity. They asked us to try and understand Judaism on it’s own terms,Continue Reading

Awakening to the Sacred Presence of Jesus

Audience Relevance: Awakening to Sacred Presence of Jesus Let’s pretend for a moment that Jesus didn’t know everything when he was on earth. That he didn’t speak to people about the distant future, far removed from them, but that he spoke to them about their immediate future. That he really cared for his immediate audienceContinue Reading

One Thing I Love…

One thing I love about theologians who have a past fulfillment view of theology, or Preterists, is the way that they notice and pay attention to details and even entire portions of Scripture that have gone largely unnoticed. When I first began reading preterist exegesis I felt like a beginner again, even though I hadContinue Reading

The Kingdom Is …Here!

Where is the Kingdom of God? The Kingdom is IN and AMONG us! Luke 11:20 But if it is by the finger of God that I cast out demons, then the Kingdom of God HAS COME upon you. Luke 17:20-21  (AMP) The Kingdom of God does NOT come with VISIBLE display, Nor will people say,Continue Reading

“Heavenly Jerusalem” Now!

Heavenly Jerusalem Now! From Galations 4 In Galations 4, Paul draws from the Old Testament story of Hagar and Sarah, allegorically, to describe NEW Covenantal Realities to his first century audience while the Temple was still standing. Here we see an explicit example of Paul teaching on a covenantal level. Remember the covenantal level isContinue Reading