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ABOUT RILEY O’BRIEN POWELL
I enjoy learning about the spirituality of Jesus, his practices and what Jesus taught about God's Kingdom within and among us. I seek to help others realize that Kingdom or presence of peace within, in order that more of us may ultimately live it out in the world. My educational background includes a Masters degree in international human rights from Harvard University (M.Ed), a Masters of Divinity from Princeton Seminary (M.Div), a certificate of teaching from Princeton University and Bachelors in art history from Wheaton College (B.A.). Some of the ministries I'm involved in are: I am Theologian-In-Residence at Solomon's Porch Missional Community in Minneapolis, and a board member of Presence Ministry. I also am an ambassador for Opportunity International, which brings microfinance to women entrepreneurs in the developing world. My husband and I have four young children and reside in Edina, MN.
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Posted on November 11, 2012 by Riley • 23 Comments The Preterist Bible (now in its second edition) is finished and ready to order! When you begin to study the Bible from a Preteristic, Fulfilled or Realized eschatological view and examine the Bible in its original languages, … Continue reading
Originally Posted on November 27, 2012 by Riley • 8 Comments 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 … Continue reading
Originally Posted on December 10, 2012 by Riley • 2 Comments Here is a post about the concept “we shall be like Him” (1Jn 3:2), in regard to Jesus’ – and first century spiritual Israel’s/our – resurrection, which has been often and mistakenly used to support the … Continue reading
Originally Posted on December 12, 2012 by Riley • 12 Comments 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 … Continue reading
Originally Posted on April 23, 2013 by Riley • 0 Comments I recently read a good article by a mother on a blog called ModernAlternativeMama.com called “Finding My Way as a Christian Mom” .In the article, one of the things the author was wondering, is what activities … Continue reading
Originally Posted on June 12, 2013 by Riley • 2 Comments I thought this was a great article. The Contemporary Relevance of Augustine’s View of Creation Davis A. Young Dept. of Geology, Geography & Environmental Studies Calvin College Grand Rapids, Ml 49506 From: Perspectives on … Continue reading
31 Responses to Olivet Discourse Fulfilled – A Short Film Haviv Ben-Chaim says: January 25, 2014 at 12:10 am let you know that Olivet Discourse Movie Exp no work and waiting loading long thanks Haviv Reply Haviv Ben-Chaim says: January 25, 2014 at … Continue reading
Originally Posted on March 6, 2014 by Riley • 1 Comment I’m in Israel/Palestine this week immersing into the heart-breaking realities of people suffering and people making and becoming free. Let’s dive right in. The hardest part for me to see the destroyed villages, knowing … Continue reading
Originally posted on March 19, 2014 by Riley • 0 Comments The word “Lent” comes from a root word meaning “lengthening,” like the lengthening hours of sunlight which will bring the long, warm days of summer. Normally during Lent we think of giving something up … Continue reading
Originally posted on April 17, 2015 by Riley • 12 original Comments Part 1 of 4 There is much confusion in Christianity today surrounding the milieu of biblical eschatology. Specifically, there is widespread misunderstanding about the nature and timing of Jesus’ coming, arrival … Continue reading