September 24, 2017

Saturday Ramblings 4.23.11

Your Rambler is back after a two-week hiatus. Did you miss me? What do you mean you didn't even know I was gone? Is that any way to treat your intrepid reporter? In case you've forgotten, Saturday Ramblings is our chance to do a … [Continue reading...]

Thirty Days and Counting…

By Chaplain Mike "We learn from the Bible that Holy God plans to rescue about 200 million people (that is about 3% of today's population). On the first day of the Day of Judgment (May 21, 2011) they will be caught up (raptured) … [Continue reading...]

The Fourteenth Station: Jesus Is Laid In The Tomb

Scripture Now there was a man named Joseph, a member of the Council, a good and upright man, who had not consented to their decision and action. He came from the Judean town of Arimathea, and he himself was waiting for the … [Continue reading...]

The Death Of Jesus

I grew up in the faith in an American Baptist Church in southwest Ohio. It was, like many such churches, staunchly anti-Catholic. One thing our pastor was always hammering Catholics over was the crucifix. "Why do they have a … [Continue reading...]

The Thirteenth Station: Jesus’ Body is Removed From the Cross

Scripture “Now it was the day of Preparation, and the next day was to be a special Sabbath. Because the Jews did not want the bodies left on the crosses during the Sabbath, they asked Pilate to have the legs broken and the … [Continue reading...]

Demythologizing “Radical” Christianity (2)

By Chaplain Mike I remember meeting with a friend over lunch one day. We had been in Bible college together. I had gone on into the ministry in a small church in the Vermont mountains. He never was able to find his way into … [Continue reading...]

The Twelfth Station: Jesus Dies On The Cross

Scripture From noon to three, the whole earth was dark. Around mid-afternoon Jesus groaned out of the depths, crying loudly, "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?" which means, "My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?" Some … [Continue reading...]

Demythologizing “Radical” Christianity (1)

By Chaplain Mike As genuine Christianity diminishes, the adjectives we require in our attempt prop it up get more and more outlandish. One such example is the word, "radical." It's not enough to be a Christian, one must … [Continue reading...]

The Eleventh Station: Jesus is Nailed to the Cross

Scripture “They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull). Then they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it. And they crucified him …” (Mark 15:22-24, with … [Continue reading...]

Tenth Station: Jesus Is Stripped Of His Garments

Scripture And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots. (Matthew 27: 35, … [Continue reading...]