Jacques Ellul on the Real Nature of Christianity

Friends, I’m just about finished with Ellul’s The Subversion of Christianity. I was prepared a couple of times to put the book away and be done with it and then I would read the next sentence and it would make sense all over again. Here’s how he begins chapter 8: If we grant that what… Continue reading Jacques Ellul on the Real Nature of Christianity

Isaiah 2:1-5, Raising God

Friends, here is part three of my series from Isaiah’s Gospel. In this sermon I discuss the inevitability of people being drawn up the moutain of God. What I noticed, and what is ironic, is that the ‘people’ of the nations say, ‘Let us go to the house of the God of Jacob…’ but the… Continue reading Isaiah 2:1-5, Raising God

The Church and the ‘Battle for America’

Friends, This past week I posted the following essay at CRN.info. I have been thinking hard on this subject of how the church ‘fits’ into America, the church’s role in politics, etc. I’m not through thinking about this because there is more to it than this simple post. A great help on this subject has… Continue reading The Church and the ‘Battle for America’

A Theology of Worship: Worship Starts with Seeing God

Friends, This is sermon #2 from a short four part series I did a while back. The sermon series was called ‘A Theology of the Body for the 21st Century.” I wasn’t terribly pleased with the series as a whole, but I did enjoy writing and preaching this sermon on worship. jerry A Theology of… Continue reading A Theology of Worship: Worship Starts with Seeing God

James Montegomery Boice on Crucifixion

Friends, Today’s quote builds on the Crucifixion Driven Life theme I began a couple of days ago. Today’s quote is from James Montegomery Boice: The Centrality of the Cross by James Montgomery Boice …if the death of Christ on the cross is the true meaning of the Incarnation, then there is no gospel without the… Continue reading James Montegomery Boice on Crucifixion

Blogs to Visit and Enjoy #3: My Friend Tim Reed, Owosso, MI

Friends, I’ve been doing these little posts for a while–I think this would be the third (haha)–alerting you to blogs on the web that are worth the time and effort. Well today is another such day. You know that I write for a blog called CRN.info, a blog dedicated to the proposition that God’s grace… Continue reading Blogs to Visit and Enjoy #3: My Friend Tim Reed, Owosso, MI