The Cry of the Oppressed

The Cry of the Oppressed Exodus 3:1-12 January 11, 2009 Let’s begin this morning’s message by reading together from the Word of God, the book of the Exodus, chapter 3. We are picking up the story of God’s work among the Israelites about 400 some years after the death of Joseph. Moses has been born… Continue reading The Cry of the Oppressed

What’s Missing in the Church?

Friends, Today the author of Slice of Laodicea is lamenting things that are now, in her words, ‘optional’ in the church. She wrote: This is an apt description of evangelicals as well who now increasingly view cardinal doctrines like the deity of Christ, a literal hell, the substitutionary atonement and the Second Coming as optional.… Continue reading What’s Missing in the Church?

Podcast #8: The Advancing Kingdom of God, Mark 5:1-43

Friends, I published the manuscript for this sermon last night. This sermon is about 28 minutes long. I am preaching from Mark 5:1-43. You can see from the manuscript version of this sermon that I am trying to work out what it means to be involved in the re-creation of the heavens and the earth… Continue reading Podcast #8: The Advancing Kingdom of God, Mark 5:1-43

Mark Labberton on God’s People

Friends, For quite a while now I have been reading a book by Mark Labberton called The Dangerous Act of Worship. It has been a hard read because I had a few other projects going at the same time. I am just about finished wit it now and I came across this section that I… Continue reading Mark Labberton on God’s People

Food for the ‘Intellectual Atheist’s’ Thought

Friends, I first came across this at Uncommon Descent, but it is so good I thought it deserved its own place here: Atheism: An Intellectual Revolt or Pelvic Rebellion by Doug Giles at Townhall.com. I was especially intrigued by Giles’ comments about the atheist’s fear of accountability. I’ll note two such comments: In addition, ladies, Darwin didn’t… Continue reading Food for the ‘Intellectual Atheist’s’ Thought