Book Review: Engaging the Christian Scriptures

Title: Engaging the Christian Scriptures Authors: Andrew E. Arterbury, W.H. Bellinger, Jr., Derek S. Dodson Publisher: Baker Academic Year: 2014 Pages: 286 Kindle Price: $14.57 Paperback: $20.33 [Disclaimer: In exchange for my fair and unbiased review, I was provided an ARC by the publisher through NetGalley. The views expressed here are mine alone. I was… Continue reading Book Review: Engaging the Christian Scriptures

Take up Your Cross, Daily, Lenten Reflection #5

The third passage of Scripture I am zeroing in on during this Lenten season is found in Mark 8: Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for… Continue reading Take up Your Cross, Daily, Lenten Reflection #5

Renewing the Mind, Lenten Reflections #4

Another of my theme verses during this Lenten season is Romans 12:1-2. Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and please to God–this is true worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing… Continue reading Renewing the Mind, Lenten Reflections #4

Learning to Talk, Lenten Reflections #3

In a little book I have called Answering God, author Eugene Peterson writes, "But the first requirement of language is not to make us nice but accurate. Prayer is not particularly 'nice.' There is a recognition in prayer of the fiercer aspects of God…Psalm language is not careful about offending our sensibilities; its genius is… Continue reading Learning to Talk, Lenten Reflections #3

Fixed Eye Faith, Lenten Reflections #2

Several years ago I became rather obsessed with the book in the New Testament we call 'Hebrews.' I don't remember the exact dates off the top of my head, I just remember catching a glimpse of it one day (I think I may have been reading N.T. Wright's book Following Jesus) and then diving in deeper… Continue reading Fixed Eye Faith, Lenten Reflections #2

Reflections on a World Afire, Lenten Reflections #1

One of the last acts I performed as a member of Facebook was to follow a link to a blog post and read the blog post. It had something to do with Daniel 11 so I thought this would be a good thing–given that I am currently neck deep in a study of Daniel in… Continue reading Reflections on a World Afire, Lenten Reflections #1