Book Review: Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament: 1, 2, 3, John

I remember when I was younger, a mere twenty-something going off to Bible college in the 'big city'–full of small town conservative enthusiasm. I was from a small-town, a little right of right conservative church of Christ/Christian Church. We, of course, do not 'permit' women to have positions of 'authority' or to 'teach men' or… Continue reading Book Review: Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament: 1, 2, 3, John

The Church in Exile, pt 1

Friends, This is a rather lengthy text from a sermon I preached in January 2007. It was the introductory sermon I preached in a series of sermons from the book of Daniel. I have also uploaded it to box.net if you would prefer the .doc version. jerry The Church in Exile, pt 1 The People… Continue reading The Church in Exile, pt 1

Feeling Left Behind, Left Out, Out in Left, Left Alone

Friends, I’m in my study. It’s a beautiful day outside–I’m inside. I’m making phone calls, returning e-mails, ordering office supplies, and typing on my laptop a post for my blog. Right now I’m waiting on hold with the office supply people; part of an order was backordered and I’m curious to know how long I… Continue reading Feeling Left Behind, Left Out, Out in Left, Left Alone