November 18, 2018

Jesus Poured Out the Spirit — So What? (3)

Note from CM: This week, on Monday through Wednesday, we are focusing on the meaning of Pentecost and the coming of the Spirit. Last week, we spoke about the Ascension and presented it as the climax and culmination of the gospel of King Jesus. The Ascension was when Jesus was enthroned with God in the heavenly realms, […]

Jesus Poured Out the Spirit — So What? (2)

Note from CM: This week, on Monday through Wednesday, we are focusing on the meaning of Pentecost and the coming of the Spirit. Last week, we spoke about the Ascension and presented it as the climax and culmination of the gospel of King Jesus. The Ascension was when Jesus was enthroned with God in the heavenly realms, […]

Jesus Poured Out the Spirit — So What? (1)

Note from CM: This week, on Monday through Wednesday, I’d like to focus on the meaning of Pentecost and the coming of the Spirit. Last week, we spoke about the Ascension and presented it as the climax and culmination of the gospel of King Jesus. The Ascension was when Jesus was enthroned with God in the […]

Jesus Ascended — So What?

‘I have set my king on Zion, my holy hill.’ I will tell of the decree of the Lord:He said to me, ‘You are my son; today I have begotten you. • Psalm 2:6-7 Although all the elements of the gospel remain irreducibly vital, Jesus’s reign is the most important stage for us today. • […]

Another Look: My View of Scripture (at this point)

Note from CM: Here is another look at something I wrote back in 2011, and have edited and re-run a couple of times. Now here again I present, for your consideration and discussion, a summary of my perspective on Scripture (at this point in my understanding). In the light of our ongoing discussion on Greg Boyd’s new book, […]

Fridays with Michael Spencer: January 20, 2017

From a classic Michael Spencer post. May, 2008 There are some places that Christians will allow you to stand up and say “the sermon is pop psych” or “I’m not a young earth creationist” or “why do we act like we just invented Christianity this year?” What a gift it is to be able to […]

A Simple Trinity Prayer

In my email I receive and collect Richard Rohr’s daily meditations. I highly recommend them, and you can subscribe HERE. Fr. Rohr’s new book, The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation will be available October 4, 2016. You can pre-order at thedivinedance.org). In his daily meditations, Rohr is currently exploring ideas and themes about the Trinity from this forthcoming publication. In […]

Pete Enns: God, the Helicopter Parent. Not.

Note from CM: Thanks to Pete for allowing us to re-post this good article. I continue to be refreshed by his perspectives on the Bible and how it teaches us. • • • God Isn’t the Great Helicopter Parent in the Sky (at least that’s what the Bible says) by Peter Enns Although my three […]

Scot McKnight: Justification is about Unification

Note from CM: I saw this on Scot’s blog the other day and requested permission to re-post it here, which he graciously granted. This is such an important issue in understanding the New Testament, a perspective which, honestly, I rarely if ever heard during my days in evangelicalism. I have started reading Thompson’s book, which is an attempt […]

Mondays with Michael Spencer: July 11, 2016

Mondays with Michael Spencer: July 11, 2016 Today we continue a series of Monday posts with excerpts of Michael Spencer’s thoughts about the Bible and what it does and does not promise to do for us. • • • To give a human example, brothers: even with a man-made covenant, no one annuls it or adds […]